Rivals expects Miami football to make rest of recruiting cycle interesting

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

During his weekly Tuesday column, Adam Gorney of Rivals.Com expects the Miami football program to make the last six weeks of recruiting interesting. Miami has salvaged a near-disastrous 2022 signing class into the potential of finishing in the top 25 if they sign the majority of their prospects.

Miami currently has the number 49th ranked 2022 Class. That is significantly the Hurricanes worst class since the rankings began in the era of recruiting websites like Rivals. The 2022 Miami class has improved significantly with the hire of Mario Cristobal. Miami added players they would not have signed without Cristobal.

Four-star defensive lineman Nyjalik Kelly signed with Miami on National Signing Day without being committed anywhere else. Last Friday, on the last day of the Early Singing Period, Miami flipped Jaleel Skinner, the third-ranked TE in 2022 from Alabama. More surprises could be on the way from Cristobal and his staff.

The Miami class has received a lot of criticism for only having nine players currently signed. Cristobal said on Early National Signing Day he expects that number to increase to between 16 and 20 with high school signees and players added through the transfer portal. Gorney discussed what to expect from Miami.

"MIAMI WILL MAKE THIS INTERESTING“Maybe Miami has only nine total commitments but its entire class could have collapsed if not for coach Mario Cristobal keeping it together after he got the job – and things could get way more interesting in the coming weeks.Every single commit had other options but they decided to stay and then Cristobal flipped four-star tight end Jaleel Skinner from Alabama. He could end up as the best tight end in the class.There are new targets with Miami getting more involved with Kevin Coleman, staying involved with Shemar Stewart, getting Cyrus Moss down for a visit and Dave Iuli is another prospect to watch. January and February is going to get really interesting.”"

Four-star prospects, wide receiver Coleman from St. Louis and defensive end Moss from Bishop Gorman in Las Vegas will announce where they have signed on January 8 at the Army All-American Bowl. Coleman is expected to sign with Miami. Where Moss signs is more conjecture.

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Iuli is a four-star offensive lineman who was expected to sign with Oregon before Cristobal left for Miami. It would a great signee for Cristobal to convince Seattle resident Iuli to play for Miami. Stewart would the top signee in the 2022 Class for Miami.  The Monsignor Pace star is top 10 across the board in 2022.