In a tweet posted on Monday morning, four-star 2023 wide receiver Malachi Coleman clarified a report from Inside the U that the Miami football program canceled a visit he was supposed to take with the Hurricanes this weekend. Coleman took his only official visit to Nebraska in June. Coleman has four official visits left.
The Miami football program could go in a different direction than Coleman or choose to reschedule the Lincoln, Nebraska prospect for an official date at another date. Coleman has taken unofficial visits to Georgia, Iowa, Minnesota and Oregon in addition to multiple visits to his hometown Cornhuskers per On3.
Miami has commitments from four-star 2023 prospects Nathaniel Joseph and Robby Washington who are projected as WRs in college. The Hurricanes have offered 40 WRs in the Class of 2023 a scholarship. Eight of those 40 are currently uncommitted. Miami recently offered four-star Heyward, California WR Taeshaun Lyons.
Coleman is an intriguing athlete at 6’5, 205 pounds who has run a 10.46 100 meters and 21.31 200. Nebraska is the prohibitive favorite with a 99 percent chance for a commitment from Coleman per On3 and all five 247 crystal balls. Miami was a long shot for Coleman even with a visit.
Coleman is the 87th ranked player, seventh WR and number one player in Nebraska in the Class of 2023. A top seven of Georgia, Michigan, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Mississippi, Oregon, and USC were previously announced by Coleman ahead of an October 22 commitment date. Miami has not had a commitment since August.
Miami currently has 17 players committed to their 2023 class. Expect Miami to add one or two more WRs to their 2023 class. Miami has a very young receiving corps. Only one of the scholarship WRs on the Miami roster is at least a junior in eligibility. Miami needs an alpha receiver like Charleston Rambo was in 2021.
Xavier Restrepo was leading Miami in receptions before getting injured in the second week of the 2022 season versus Southern Mississippi. Expect Miami to be active in the transfer portal for a WR during the 2023 off-season. Frank Ladson who is in his first season with Miami after transferring from Clemson is the lone junior.