Miami football signs legacy CB Damari Brown over Alabama

Oct 15, 2022; Blacksburg, Virginia, USA; Mandatory Credit: Reinhold Matay-USA TODAY Sports
Oct 15, 2022; Blacksburg, Virginia, USA; Mandatory Credit: Reinhold Matay-USA TODAY Sports /

The Miami football program signed four-star legacy cornerback Damari Brown over Alabama on Wednesday afternoon during the first day of the Early National Signing Period. Brown is the son of former Miami defensive back Selwyn and joins his brother Davonte who announced his transfer to the Hurricanes from UCF on Monday.

Brown is the 187th player, 23rd CB and 42nd in Florida in the class of 2023. Max Preps credited Brown with 67 tackles, five tackles for loss, one sack, four interceptions, 15 passes defended and one fumble recovery in his high school career. Brown had 43 tackles, three TFLs, one sack, two INTs and 15 PDs as a senior.

Brown took official visits to Alabama, Clemson, Florida State and Miami. Miami received the last visit from Brown in November and the four visits including unofficial with the Hurricanes were the most of any program. Brown joins Antione Jackson and Robert Stafford as the CBs in the 2023 Miami class.

Jackson is listed as a safety but could play CB in college. The Miami football program is waiting for five-star CB commit Cormani McClain to sign his National Letter of Intent. McClain was scheduled to have a signing ceremony on Wednesday but postponed it with other programs still vigorously attempting to coerce a flip.

Miami defensive backs coach Jahmile Addae was the primary recruiter for Brown and analyst Demarcus Van Dyke was the secondary. Brown told On3 he frequently spoke with Addae, head coach Mario Cristobal and Van Dyke throughout his recruitment. Brown provides Miami with excellent length at 6’1, 180 pounds.

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Signing Brown and Stafford provide Miami with a bright future at CB with or without McClain. With McClain included in the recruiting class, Miami ranks fourth nationally behind Alabama, Georgia and Texas. Brown will provide Miami with an excellent one-on-one cover CB that could compete for snaps as a true freshman.