Miami football could sign high school-transfer brother tandems

Nov 12, 2022; Pullman, Washington, USA; Mandatory Credit: James Snook-USA TODAY Sports
Nov 12, 2022; Pullman, Washington, USA; Mandatory Credit: James Snook-USA TODAY Sports /

The Miami football program could sign a pair of high school transfer brother tandems. Five-star Miami commit Francis Mauigoa‘s brother Francisco who was a linebacker at Washington State entered the transfer portal this week. Miami is targeting 2023 CB Damari Brown and his brother Davonte is transferring from UCF.

Francis Mauigoa is the eighth-ranked player, top offensive tackle and second in Florida in the class of 2023. The Mauigaos are from American Samoa. Francis is 6-3, 230 pounds and had 60 tackles, 5.5 tackles for loss, 3.5 sacks, three forced fumbles, one pass defended, one fumble recovery and an interception return touchdowns.

As a true freshman in 2021, Francisco had 17 tackles and 0.5 TFLs. Another brother, Frederick played 43 games, starting 39 at center for Washington State between 2016 and 2019. Francisco would provide the Miami football team with the production and size they sorely need at LB. Francisco has far exceeded his recruiting rankings.

The Browns both prepped at American Heritage. Davonte had 86 tackles, 5.5 TFLs, one sack, three interceptions, 17 passes defended and one forced fumble in three seasons at Central Florida. Damari is the 191st-ranked player, 24th cornerback and 43rd in Florida in the class of 2023. Miami is trending for Damari via On3.Com.

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Miami has an 89.8 percent chance to receive a commitment from Damari per the On3 recruiting prediction machine. Davonte was

11th nationally with 14 passes defended

in 2021. At 6’2, 185 pounds, Davonte would provide Miami with length at CB and the ability to challenge to become a 2023 starter.

The Browns are Miami legacies. Their father, Selwyn Brown had five career interceptions for the Hurricanes from 1984-85 and 1987. Damari is listed as 6’1, 180 pounds. Clemson, Alabama and Florida State are the primary competitors to Miami for Brown. All three have less than a five percent chance for a Brown commit per On3.

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The Early Signing Period for high school seniors is December 21-23. Players who entered the transfer portal have until January 18 to sign with their new programs. A second transfer portal following spring practice is May 1-15. The Browns would be the latest Miami legacies after Al Blades Jr. announced he is transferring.