Miami football last official visit from 4-star edge rusher Collins Acheampong

Oct 26, 2019; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports
Oct 26, 2019; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports /

The Miami football program will receive the last visit from four-star edge rusher Collins Acheampong. Acheampong will visit Miami the weekend of June 24. According to 247 Sports, Florida, Michigan, UCLA and Washington will receive the other four official visits for Acheampong.

Acheampong narrowed his finalists to the five programs he will be taking visits to plus Oregon. Acheampong will announce his commitment on July 1. The On3.Com consensus rankings have Acheampong as the 338th player, 34th edge rusher and 22nd player in California in the 2023 class.

At 6’7, 230 pounds, Acheampong is reminiscent of former Miami edge rushers Calais Campbell and Greg Rousseau plus 2022 signee Cyrus Moss. All four are at least 6’6. The defensive linemen that Cristobal has recruited in his seven-month Miami tenure have mostly had length. It’s clearly an attribute Cristobal wants in his DL.

Acheampong spoke to 247 Sports about his recruitment. Miami had had a total staff effort recruiting Acheampong. The Miami football program does not have a defensive lineman committed to their 2023 class. Three-star linebacker Bobby Washington is the only defensive commit for Miami in the 2023 class.

"“I can’t wait to get to Miami…They have been recruiting me hard for a long time and it’s the whole staff, not just one coach. They came out and saw one of my workouts and told me I’m one of the top edge rushers on their board.Mario Cristobal is personally talking to me and I also talk with coach (Rodrique) Wright and (Joe) Salave’a. Coach Wright was a tall edge rusher like me and I think he’s someone who can develop me, so I’m excited for that visit.After my last visit to Miami, I’ll have about a week to really evaluate everyone and then I’m still set to announce on July 1st.”"

Five-star edge rushers Chandavian Bradley from Platte City, Missouri and Jayden Wayne from Tacoma, Washington are still strongly considering Miami per 247 Sports. Miami will have to replace projected starting edge rusher Mitchell Agude following the 2022 season and potentially Akheem Mesidor who is also a projected starter.

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Mesidor has three seasons of eligibility remaining but is eligible for the 2023 NFL Draft as a third-year sophomore. Adding edge rushers will likely be a priority for Cristobal and his staff for 2023. Miami signed Nyjalik Kelly and Moss in the 2022 class. Cristobal emphasizes the line of scrimmage in recruiting and the transfer portal.