4-star athlete Malachi Coleman tweets Miami football visit for UNC

Sep 3, 2022; Miami Gardens, Florida, USA; Mandatory Credit: Sam Navarro-USA TODAY Sports
Sep 3, 2022; Miami Gardens, Florida, USA; Mandatory Credit: Sam Navarro-USA TODAY Sports /

Four-star athlete Malachi Coleman tweeted on Wednesday night that he will visit the Miami football program next week. Coleman tagged Miami Director of Player Development and NFL Liaison Jorge Baez and head coach Mario Cristobal in his tweet. Nebraska is the predominant favorite for a commitment from Coleman.

Miami reportedly projects the 6’5, 205-pound athlete at wide receiver. Other projections anticipate that Coleman could add muscle and weight and move to edge rusher or tight end. Coleman is the 87th ranked player, seventh athlete and number one in Nebraska for 2023 by the 247 Sports composite ranking.

According to MaxPreps, Coleman has 15 receptions for 222 yards and three touchdowns. On defense, Coleman has 21 tackles and 0.5 sacks. The official visit to Miami will be the second one for Coleman. Coleman previously visited his hometown Nebraska Cornhuskers. Nebraska is in the midst of a coaching change.

Five 247 Sports crystal balls project Coleman to commit to Nebraska. The Cornhuskers have a 98.4 chance for a commitment from Coleman per On3. Coleman is rated as a four-star prospect by the 247 Sports composite ratings and the On3 consensus. The Miami football program needs to add an alpha WR for 2023.

Mississippi and Oklahoma appear to be the major competitors for Miami with Nebraska to receive a commitment from Coleman. Miami currently has one projected edge rusher and two projected WRs for 2023. Edge rusher Jayden Wayne is the highest-rated defensive player committed to Miami for 2023.

Nathaniel Joseph and Robby Washington are four-star prospects who are projected at WR. The 2023 Miami class is currently 10th nationally in the 247 Sports composite rankings and had 17 commits. Coleman is the only upcoming official visit scheduled for Miami according to 247 Sports.

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The 2023 Miami class has been quiet for a while. Miami has not received a commitment since August 6 from three-star offensive linemen Connor Lew. Players have started their seasons and most are mostly focused on that. Mario Cristobal has become known as a closer in recruiting. Miami should finish with a top 15 2023 class.