Miami football offers two 2024 4-star OT Friday

Oct 29, 2016; South Bend, IN, USA; Mandatory Credit: Matt Cashore-USA TODAY Sports
Oct 29, 2016; South Bend, IN, USA; Mandatory Credit: Matt Cashore-USA TODAY Sports /

The Miami football program offered four-star 2024 offensive tackles Jonathan Daniels and Kevin Heywood scholarships as they both tweeted on Friday. Daniels is the 233rd-ranked prospect and 10th OT in the 2023 class in the 247 Sports composite rankings. Heywood is the 279th overall and 19th OT per 247 Sports.

The offers to Daniels and Heywood came after Miami offered four-star offensive linemen Ethan Calloway, Manasse Itete and Nathan Roy and three-star John Wayne Oliver earlier this week. Mario Cristobal and OL Alex Mirabal want more size and physicality on the OL. Calloway was the highest-rated OL of those four.

Daniels has offers from 20 programs prior to Miami per 247 Sports. Only eight of those previous offers are from Power Five programs for the Pensacola Pine Forest prospect. Heywood has 14 previous offers per 247 Sports with all of those but Connecticut being from Power Five programs.

No crystal balls from 247 Sports have been projected for Daniels of Heywood. South Florida has a 38.9 percent chance for a commitment from Daniels with Georgia at 34.1 percent per On3. As the recruitment gets deeper into the process it seems highly unlikely for Daniels to sign with USF if Georgia wants him.

Penn State is the overwhelming favorite for Heywood at 98.3 percent. Heywood is from Warminster, Pennsylvania and attends Archbishop Wood. At 6’7, 295 pounds, Heywood has excellent size and length. Daniels is 6’5 290 pounds. The Miami football staff is emphasizing the OL in recruiting.

The Hurricanes signed five OL in the 2023 class plus have added Alabama transfer OL Javion Cohen through the transfer portal. Five-star OTs Francis Mauigoa and Samson Okunlola are currently the highest rated 2023 Miami signees. Miami has a commitment from five-star cornerback Cormani McClain.

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McClain has not signed his National Letter of Intent after canceling his signing ceremony. The 2023 Miami class ranks fourth with McClain and would fall to fifth without McClain. Miami is likely not finished in the 2023 recruiting and is certain to add to the four transfer portal additions that include Cohen.