Miami Hurricanes News: Cleveland commits, Bats win, FB transfer updates

CORAL GABLES, FLORIDA - FEBRUARY 25: (Photo by Megan Briggs/Getty Images)
CORAL GABLES, FLORIDA - FEBRUARY 25: (Photo by Megan Briggs/Getty Images) /

Florida State transfer forward Matthew Cleveland committed to the Miami Hurricanes basketball program on Sunday. The Miami baseball team completed a three-game weekend series sweep of Presbyterian. The Miami football program finished a key weekend hosting seven transfers and multiple high school prospects.

Cleveland chose Miami over Auburn and Missouri. The Miami Hurricanes emerged as the leader on Saturday after Cleveland had been favored on Friday to transfer to Auburn. Cleveland led Florida State in points and rebounds in 2022-23. As a true freshman in 2021-22, Cleveland was named the ACC Sixth Man of the Year.

The Miami baseball team won 13-4 on Friday night, 12-1 on Saturday and 12-2 in eight innings on Sunday to complete the sweep of Presbyterian. Miami improved to 31-16 overall with its sixth win in the last seven games. The Hurricanes should rise from 11th in the D1Baseball.Com poll when it is released on Monday.

Several reports are that some of the visits this weekend are from the transfers and several high school prospects went well. Miami potentially could have commitments from a few players soon. Defensive tackle Tywone Malone and wide receiver Shermar Kirk are the names to watch in the transfer portal.

David Lake of Inside the U recently examined that

The 2023 NFL Draft highlighted Miami’s recruiting deficiencies in recent years.” 

Deficiencies that Lake highlighted are the inability of Miami to sign players in the Top 150 of their class before Mario Cristobal was hired and the poor job evaluating talent from Florida.

Brad Crawford of 247 Sports posted his 2023 Bowl and College Football Playoff projections. Crawford has the Miami Hurricanes football team playing Texas Tech in the Cheez-It Bowl. Miami lost 37-34 to Oklahoma in the 2020 Cheeze-It Bowl in the Hurricanes’ last postseason appearance.

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Marcus Benjamin of Canes Country wrote about the expectations of Francis and Francisco Mauigoa to make an instant impact with Miami. Five-star true freshman offensive tackle Francis is expected to compete for a starting spot. Washington State transfer middle linebacker Francis is a near-lock as a starter after a strong spring.