Miami football gets first official visit from 2023 athlete Nyckoles Harbor

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 /

Five-star 2023 athlete Nyckoles Harbor will take his first official visit with the Miami football program the final week of June according to Brian Dohn of 247 Sports. Miami projects Harbor as an edge rusher. Harbor included Miami in his top seven posted via Twitter at the end of May. Harbor is the seventh-ranked player in 2023.

The 247 Sports composite rankings also list Harbor as the top athlete and number one in Washington D.C, from Archbishop Carroll. Georgia, LSU, Maryland, Michigan, South Carolina and USC. According to the prediction machine, Maryland has the best chance for a commitment from Harbor at 29.7 percent.

Michigan is second at 23 percent and LSU third with a 17.7 percent chance for a commitment from Harbor. Georgia and Miami are tied for sixth with a 3.9 percent chance for a commitment from Harbor. Harbor has previously taken unofficial visits to Maryland, Michigan, Penn State and USC.

An official visit is scheduled by Harbor to LSU on October 7 per his On3 profile. Harbor has freakish athleticism at 6’5, 220 pounds with a  recorded 100-meter time of 10.28 seconds. Nine prospects will be in Coral Gables for official visits next weekend. Miami will also host edge rushers Collins Acheampong and Jaxon Howard.

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Harbor will have an opportunity to bond with potential future teammates and particularly with prospects who play his position. The scouting report from Dohn who is a national recruiting analyst for 247 Sports, is that Harbor will be a first-round pick. Several Miami alums have contacted Harbor regarding his recruitment.

Dohn posted earlier this month that Harbor is taking a three-pronged approach to evaluating the academics, football and track and field for the programs recruiting him. Miami is stronger academically than most power five programs, but the other schools recruiting Harbor have stronger track and field programs per Dohn.

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With the visit to LSU scheduled for October, Harbor is likely a long way from choosing which program he will commit to. This weekend will be critical for the Miami football program to move up on the list in the programs vying for Harbor. Harbor will begin taking more visits with his track schedule lightening up.