Several 2023 Miami football commits stated they are more motivated following the 45-3 loss by the Hurricanes to Florida State on Saturday. Miami has not had a de-commit in the 2023 Class since three-star wide receiver Lamar Seymore in June. Seymore is the brother of Miami offensive lineman Laurence Seymore.
Miami football 2023 commits, Linebacker Malik Bryant, wide receivers Nathaniel Joseph and Robby Washington and Jaquilla Slay, the mother of offensive line commit Antonio Tripp all posted to Twitter over the weekend reaffirming their commitments to the Hurricanes. Mario Cristobal and his staff have made an impression.
Miami currently has the eighth-ranked 2023 class. Texas is the only school ranked ahead of Miami that does not have more than the Hurricanes’ 20 commits. The Longhorns also have 20 committed players for 2023. In the past Miami has frequently been criticized for a plethora of decommits in each class.
Five-star cornerback Cormani McClain who shocked Florida and college football by choosing Miami last week is the highest-ranked player in the Hurricanes 2023 class and second nationally. McClain is one of two five-star players committed to Miami for 2023 with offensive tackle Francis Mauigoa.
Washington is committed to Miami with his brother Bobby who is a LB. Robby Washington is the 157th-ranked player, 23rd WR and 38th in Florida for 2023. Bobby Washington is the 508th ranked player, 47th LB and 95th in Florida for 2023. The Washingtons play at Palmetto. Brashard Smith and Leonard Taylor are Palmetto alums.
Bryant is the 82nd-ranked player, fifth LB and 18th in Florida in the Class of 2023. Bryant should have a chance to compete for playing time as a true freshman in 2023. Miami has added needed depth at LB with Bryant and Raul Aguirre who is the 12th-ranked player at the position for 2022.
Slay is as active as any of the parents of the 2023 commits. Tripp is the 465th ranked player, 33rd interior offensive lineman and 92nd in Florida in the Class of 2023 out of IMG Academy. The 2022 early national signing period is from December 21 through the 23. Miami currently has the top Class in the ACC.