National College Football analyst expect Mario Cristobal Signing Day Surprises

MIAMI, FLORIDA - DECEMBER 07: (Photo by Mark Brown/Getty Images)
MIAMI, FLORIDA - DECEMBER 07: (Photo by Mark Brown/Getty Images) /

New Miami Hurricanes head coach Mario Cristobal has quickly gotten to work recruiting in the one week since his introductory press conference. Several players who were not considering Miami under Manny Diaz have taken a second look under Cristobal. Adam Gorney of Rivals.Com said to expect some surprises.

Cristobal is regarded nationally as one of the most tireless recruiters. That work ethic could pay off for Miami on Early National Signing Day just eight days after Cristobal was introduced as head coach. There are several recruits to watch who could announce their intentions to sign with Miami on Wednesday.

Four-star defensive end Nyjalik Kelly is trending to Miami after Oregon was previously thought to be the leader when Cristobal was with the Ducks. Miami could also sign four-star wide receiver Kevin Coleman. Most of the current 2022 Miami commits are expected to sign National Letters of Intent on Wednesday.

The exceptions are three-star WR Landon Ibieta who is expected to flip to LSU and offensive lineman Falentha Carswell is another Miami commit to watch. Cristobal reportedly visited with Carswell at his Georgia home last week. Ibieta is one of two WRs currently committed to Miami, Carswell the only offensive linemen.

"“CRISTOBAL WILL PULL SOME SURPRISESNew Miami coach Mario Cristobal has wasted no time making an impact with the Hurricanes and it could pay off during the Early Signing Period. The first thing Cristobal has accomplished is keeping a lot of commits in the class with a great final visit weekend.Quarterback Jacurri Brown, receiver Isaiah Horton, cornerback Khamauri Rogers and safety  Markeith Williams are locked in. Four-star defensive end  Nyjalik Kelly could be staying home and going to Miami. And there’s good news, too, that four-star defensive end  Shemar Stewart plans to sign in February.That gives Cristobal a few months to sell the Hurricanes on the Opa Locka (Fla.) Monsignor Pace standout, who has Texas A&M highest on his list right now.”"

Gorney provided the above update to where Miami currently stands. Stewart would be the biggest signing for Miami and significantly improve the Miami recruiting class. Commits from Coleman, Kelly and Stewart with a de-commitment from Ibieta would vault the 2022 Miami signing class into the twenties.

Miami competing with FSU for 4-star WR Kevin Coleman. dark. Next

Four-star CB Chris Graves reaffirmed his commitment to the Miami football program. Graves and Rogers give Miami a pair of elite CBs in the Class of 2022. Cristobal has through the end of this week, the transfer portal and the traditional National Signing Day in February to salvage what has been a subpar 2022 recruiting class.