Adam Gorney, the Rivals.Com National Recruiting Director stated that the official visit of five-star wide receiver Jeremiah Smith to the Miami football program is one of the top 10 nationally this weekend. Smith is already committed to Ohio State. Miami is hosting 20 prospects for official visits this weekend.
Rivals ranks Smith as the eighth-best prospect, top WR and number-one player in Florida in the Class of 2024. Four-star commit Chance Robinson is the sole WR committed to Miami for 2024 and the second-highest-rated player in the Hurricanes’ class. Gorney calls Smith taking a visit to Miami something to watch.
Smith is the only five-star prospect visiting this weekend. Robinson and Smith are the only WRs taking their official visits with Miami this weekend. This is the final weekend of official visits in June. A dead period for official visits commences after this weekend. Rivals ranks the 2024 Miami class 27th nationally.
Smith had eight unofficial visits to Miami before this weekend. The nine visits in total to Miami are the most Smith has taken. Ohio State as expected is second with six total visits is second. Smith took his official visit to Ohio State the weekend of June 2. Florida and Georgia have also hosted Smith on official visits.
"Jeremiah Smith to Miami 6’3″ | 210 LBS | WR | 2024|CHAMINADE MADONNA, HOLLYWOOD, FL“The five-star receiver has been committed to Ohio State since December, and it’s been well-documented as to why…Miami gets another chance this weekend to sell Smith on the vision for the program and to sell the idea of staying home.The Buckeyes are still very strong here, but Smith is taking the visit so it’s something to watch.”"
The additions of new offensive coordinator Shannon Dawson and WR coach Kevin Beard should appeal to Smith. Dawson brings a modified version of the Air Raid offense to the Miami football program that should be attractive to Smith. As expected Beard is the primary recruiter and Dawson is the secondary recruiter for Smith.
Miami has been searching for an elite skill position player since Mario Cristobal was hired in December 2021. Offensive tackles Francis Mauigoa and Samson Okunlola are the only five-star signees with Miami in the two signing classes under Cristobal. Miami does not have a five-star commitment in the 2024 class.