Miami football 2022 Class grade from national website

Oct 23, 2021; Miami Gardens, Florida, USA; Mandatory Credit: Sam Navarro-USA TODAY Sports
Oct 23, 2021; Miami Gardens, Florida, USA; Mandatory Credit: Sam Navarro-USA TODAY Sports /

Mario Cristobal and the Miami football staff assembled a stellar 2022 class in less than two months. Defensive lineman Nykalik Kelly and Cyrus Moss rank in the top 100 of the 247 Sports composite rankings. Tight end Jaleel Skinner and running back Trevonte’ Citizen are in the next 10.

Rivals.Com analyzed and ranked the 2022 classes in the ACC. Miami is much lower in the rankings by Rivals than the 247 Sports composite rankings. The Hurricanes are ranked fourth in the ACC and 34th overall by Rivals. In the 247 Sports Composite rankings, Miami is third in the ACC and 15th overall.

Cristobal did not panic with a lower-ranked class when he was hired. Miami has the second-highest ranked by average per player in the ACC by 247 Sports and Rivals. Cristobal put an emphasis on signing blue-chip players instead of filling out an entire class. Miami has roster spots available for transfers and 2023.

Citizen, Kelly, Moss and Skinner are the foundation of the 2022 Miami class. Kelly and Moss should be part of the Miami rotation on the DL in 2022. Miami signed 14 players in the Class of 2022 and added five transfers. Cristobal has stated that Miami might not be finished adding to the 2022 roster.

"MIAMI (No. 4 ACC, No. 34 overall)Analysis: Miami may be fourth in the final ACC recruiting standings but the Hurricanes had the second-highest average stars per commit thanks to Nyjalik Kelly, Jaleel Skinner, Cyrus Moss,  Ahmad Moten and TreVonte’ Citizen. All of those prospects are four-stars and, except for Moten, are inside the Rivals250.They all committed to the Hurricanes after Mario Cristobal was announced as the new head coach. Kelly, Moss and Moten are defensive linemen that could help shape the future of the Miami program while Skinner, a tight end, flipped to Miami from Alabama.Citizen, a running back, surprised many when he chose the Canes on signing day.Grade: B+"

Moten was an importing signing late for Miami on National Signing Day. Miami improves their depth at defensive tackle with the Cardinal Gibbons star. Eight of the 14 Miami signees and all five transfers committed to the Hurricanes after Cristobal was hired. Cristobal secured several 2022 signees who project as impact players.

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Miami will make the line of scrimmage a priority under Cristobal. Eight of the 19 players new to the Miami football roster are on the line of scrimmage. Miami lost out on five-star DL Shemar Stewart who signed with Texas A&M. The Hurricanes will win more of those recruiting battles with Cristobal leading the program.