4-star CB Jaylon Braxton was late edition to Miami football official visitor list

Dec 8, 2020; Coral Gables, Florida, USA; Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports
Dec 8, 2020; Coral Gables, Florida, USA; Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports /

Four-star cornerback Jaylon Braxton was a late addition to the list of official visitors to the Miami football program this weekend. Braxton has previously taken official visits to Arkansas, Baylor, Michigan State and Penn State. Earlier this month Braxton committed to Michigan State but received three crystal balls to Arkansas.

Braxton is the 248th ranked player, 27th CB and 44th in Texas out of Frisco Lone Star outside of Dallas. Frisco is also the hometown of Miami tight end Elijah Arroyo. Arroyo is an alum of Independence High School where Braxton played as a sophomore. Michigan State has a 50 percent chance to sign Braxton per 247 Sports.

Arkansas at is 35.7 percent for Braxton and Baylor at 14.3. Three crystal balls for Braxton were logged for Arkansas on June 19. Another top CB, Cormani McClain is also taking an official visit with the Miami football program this weekend. Defensive backs coach Jahmile Addae is leading the recruitment of Braxton for Miami.

Braxton had 20 tackles, seven pass breakups and two interceptions for Lone Star last season. Also playing offense, Braxton recorded 38 receptions for 467 yards and two touchdowns. Those accomplishments earned Braxton the 2021 Texas District 5-5A D-I Two-Way Player of the Year as a junior per 247 Sports.

The scouting report for Braxton on 247 Sports stated that Braxton ran 10.83 seconds in the 100 yards and 21.92 in the 200. This weekend will be critical for Miami to close the gap with Arkansas and Michigan State in the recruitment of Braxton. Miami does not have a commitment from a defensive back for 2023.

Braxton and McClain are the only CBs to visit Miami this month. Miami is likely to lose starting CB Tyrique Stevenson following the 2022 season. Stevenson has two seasons of eligibility remaining. The remainder of the CBs on the Miami roster all have eligibility remaining beyond the 2022 season.

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Miami signed CBs Chris Graves, Jaden Harris and Khamauri Rogers in the Class of 2022. The Hurricanes are very high on the potential for Graves and Rogers. They could challenge for playing time in 2022. Harris adds depth long-term and is likely to redshirt in 2022. Miami has a lot of CB depth for the future.