What happened with Miami football commit Jayden Wayne’s ranking?

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 /

Jayden Wayne was ranked the 30th player, fifth edge rusher and ninth in Washington for 2023 by 247 Sports composite rankings earlier this week. As it stands on Sunday morning, Wayne has rankings of 41st, sixth and ninth in the 247 rankings. What happened following Wayne committing to the Miami football program?

Wayne committed to Miami on Saturday. The fall in the rankings by Wayne sent social buzz abuzz with an alleged bias against Miami. Miami fans have alleged a bias against Hurricanes’ recruits for years after their commitments. Rivals.Com gives Wayne his highest ranking as the 13th best player overall in the Class of 2023.

Rivals ranks Wayne as the second-best strongside defensive end and the top player in Washington before announcing his transfer to IMG Academy for the 2022 season. In their own rankings, 247 Sports has Wayne as the 36th best player, fifth-best edge rusher and 10th in Florida in the 2023 Class.

The ranking for Wayne dropping from a five-star to four-star player in the Class of 2023 was impacted by his ranking from ESPN and On3.Com. Wayne is the 85th best player, seventh DE and 17th in Florida by ESPN. The On3 ranking has Wayne 93rd overall, the 15th best edge rusher and 23rd in Florida for 2023.

Both 247 Sports and On3 publish their own rankings and a composite made up of the various recruiting sites. The current 247 Sports composite rankings have Wayne 41st, sixth and ninth. On3 has Wayne 36th overall, the fifth-ranked edge rusher and number one in Florida for the 2023 recruiting cycle.

Wayne actually ranks higher in the composite rankings from 247 Sports and On3 than his average ranking of 55.25 taken from those two sites plus ESPN and Rivals. A deep dive into how players’ rankings compare on the four major recruiting sites before and after a player commits to Miami would explain the fall completely.

The father of Miami football commit Antonio Tripp wondered why his son fell to a three-star player in a tweet posted on Saturday. Miami is ninth in the 2023 247 Sports composite team rankings less than a point behind LSU and Tennessee. Miami is seventh in the On3 consensus team rankings.

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Rivals ranks Miami as the 11th best 2023 team rankings. Early National Signing Day for the 2023 Class is over five months away. Monitoring where Miami ranks before and after players commit will either further prove the theory by some that recruits fall following their commitment to the Hurricanes or that Wayne was an aberration.