4-star S Jayden Bonsu gives Miami football first June official visit

Sep 30, 2021; Miami Gardens, Florida, USA; Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports
Sep 30, 2021; Miami Gardens, Florida, USA; Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports /

The Miami football program will receive the first official visit in June from four-star Hillside, New Jersey safety Jayden Bonsu. Bonsu will visit Miami June 3-5, Michigan St June 10-12, Ohio State June 17-19 and Texas June 24-26. Ohio State is the prohibitive favorite with an 84.3 percent chance to sign Bonsu according to On3.Com.

Michigan State is behind Ohio State at 4.6 percent and Miami is third at 3.0. Bonsu is the 260th ranked player nationally by On3, the 24th safety and third in New Jersey. Miami has a connection with new defensive backs coach Jahmile Addae and Bonsu. According to Bonsu, they have bonded over being Ghanaian.

Miami only has five commits for 2023 per On3. Three-star linebacker Bobby Washington from Killian is the only defensive player committed to Miami for 2023. Bonsu would give Miami excellent size at safety at 6’2, 205 pounds. Miami has a crowded safety unit likely through at least the 2023 season.

Brian Balom and Avantae Williams are entering their third seasons with the Miami football program in 2022. Kamren Kinchens and James Williams will be true sophomores this fall. Miami signed four-star safety Markeith Williams in the Class of 2022. The Hurricanes are extremely deep at safety.

"Miami (June 3-5): “Ever since Coach Addae left Georgia we got in contact…We hit it off pretty easily being that we are the same ethnicity being Ghanaian we have a lot in common. Miami shows a lot of love and I would like to return that back.”"

Bonsu posted his official visits to Instagram on Friday. The On3 scouting report likes the physicality and power that Bonus provides in the secondary. Bonsu has excellent length with his arms measuring over 32 inches. Bonsu is an excellent athlete who plays multiple sports for St. Peters Prep.

Versatility is one of the strengths of Bonsu. The On3 scouting report likes the ability for Bonsu to play in the box or be in pass coverage in the slot or play deep safety. Bonsu was also credited as a violent tackler. Miami would welcome the tackling ability of Bonsu after struggling to wrap up opponents in the last few seasons.

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With the size Bonsu has, the projection from On3 is that he could grow into a LB. Current Miami safety James Williams has the potential to play more in the box at 6’5, 224 pounds. Miami head coach Mario Cristobal likes players with length and especially those who can provide physicality.