Miami football praised expected top 10 for 5-star OL Francis Mauigoa

Oct 30, 2021; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA; Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports
Oct 30, 2021; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA; Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports /

The Miami football team was praised by five-star 2023 offensive tackle Francis Mauigoa who is expected to name the Hurricanes in his top 10 according to Bud Elliott of 247 Sports. Elliott spoke to Mauigoa during Pro Day at IMG Academy on Thursday. Mauigoa was one of 80 players who participated in IMG Pro Day.

Mauigoa has visited Miami, Oregon and USC. Alabama and Georgia will also make it into the top 10 that he plans to drop later this month Mauigoa told Elliott. Mauigoa told Elliott he plans on visiting LSU on March 1, Florida on March 5 and is deciding on either Alabama or Georgia for his next visit.

Mauigoa who is originally from Pago Pago, American Samoa told Elliott that distance will not factor into his decision. With Mauigoa currently at IMG, the Miami football staff has the proximity to make frequent visits. Adding elite talent on the offensive line will be a priority for Mario Cristobal.

The Miami football program signed three-star offensive linemen Anez Cooper and Matthew McCoy in the Class of 2022. The Hurricanes currently have commits from three-star wide receivers Andy Jean and Lamar Seymore in the Class of 2023.

"“I went to Miami. That was my first visit. They were pretty cool you know. I like coach Mirabal a lot. You know with his techniques and stuff, he taught me a lot.”"

Every projected starter on the 2022 Miami OL will be eligible for the 2023 NFL Draft. Adding talent on the OL for the future is critical for Cristobal and the Miami football program. Alex Mirabal coming with Cristobal to Miami from the Oregon staff is expected to help develop the Miami OL.

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Miami could still add an elite OL in the Class of 2022. Five-star OL Josh Conerly from Seattle is expected to make his decision in March. Miami is one of six schools that Conerly is strongly considering. Upgrading the depth and talent on the OL is a priority for Cristobal and Mirabal.