New Miami football commit Chris Wheatley-Humphrey averaged 16.7 YPC

Nov 26, 2022; Miami Gardens, Florida, USA; Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports
Nov 26, 2022; Miami Gardens, Florida, USA; Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports /

Three-star running back Chris Wheatley-Humphrey who ran for 1,166 yards with a 16.7 yards per carry average, eight touchdowns and six 100-yard games in 2022 committed to the Miami football program on Monday night. Wheatley accomplished those numbers in only seven games in 2022.

Wheatley-Humphrey is the fifth 2023 Miami commit and the third in the last four days. Four-star wide receiver Chance Robinson committed to Miami on Friday night and three-star defensive back Dylan Day pledged to the Hurricanes on Sunday. Miami has the 38th-ranked 2024 class with the addition of Wheatley-Humphrey.

Wheatley-Humphrey from Fort Lauderdale, South Broward and Robinson from St. Thomas Aquinas are the only two 2024 Miami football commits from South Florida. The 247 Sports composite rankings have Wheatley-Humphrey as the 752nd prospect, 59th RB and 104th recruit in Florida in the 2024 Class.

Miami earned the commitment for Wheatley-Humphrey over a dozen other programs, eight of which are Power Five. Wheatley-Humphrey is important for a Miami backfield of the future after returning only one primary ball carrier from 2022. Miami signed four-star RBs Mark Fletcher and Chris Johnson in the 2023 Class.

Miami returns leading rusher Henry Parrish and Don Chaney Jr. and Tre’Vonte Citizen in 2022. Chaney played in one game in 2022 and Citizen missed the entire season with a knee injury. All three could return in 2024. Wheatley-Humphrey adds depth and an explosive playmaker at RB for 2024.

Gaby Urrutia of Inside the U reported that the relationship between Wheatley-Humphrey and Tim Harris Jr. began when the new Miami RBs coach was at Central Florida. Harris Jr. is the primary recruiter for Wheatley-Humphrey and new Miami offensive coordinator Shannon Dawson is the secondary recruiter.

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Wheatley-Humphrey told Urrutia he likes all of the Miami coaches he has interacted with and the ability to play close to home in front of his family. At 6’0, 175 pounds Wheatley-Humphrey has good size entering college. Miami should be able to develop Wheatley-Humphrey behind the Hurricanes’ current RBs.