Miami Hurricanes News: 5-star 2024 recruiting updates

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 Hurricanes football program was named as one of five finalists for five-star edge rusher Dylan Stewart on Friday. Five-star wide receiver Jeremiah Smith changed what was initially scheduled as an official visit on Wednesday into a weekend visit. Smith is one of 20 prospects taking official visits this weekend.

Stewart posted a top five of Georgia, Maryland, Miami, Ohio State and South Carolina on Friday. According to the On3 profile of Stewart, Miami, Ohio State and South Carolina are the three main programs competing for a commitment from the Washington D.C. star. Stewart took an official visit to Miami earlier this month.

Rivals National Recruiting Director Adam Gorney named the official visit to Miami this weekend as one of the top 10 to watch. Smith is currently committed to Ohio State, but getting the five-star prospect in Coral Gables is worth tracking. Four-star prospect Chance Robinson is the only WR committed to Miami for 2023.

Smith highlights the group of 20 in Coral Gables this weekend. Robinson leads six Miami commits who will be in Coral Gables taking their official visits. This is the last weekend of official visits before a dead period begins. There is a lot of potential for Miami to stack commitments after this weekend.

Canes County Publisher Marcus Benjamin summarized the discussion Miami Hurricanes legend Bryant McKinnie had with reporters at Legends Camp on Thursday. McKinnie credited head coach Mario Cristobal for helping him during his career. Cristobal was a graduate assistant when McKinnie played at Miami.

ESPN lead college football analyst Kirk Herbstreit was quoted by Sports Illustrated pondering about more conference realignment. Herbstreit said about conference realignment “I feel like the Big Ten and the SEC…I don’t know when it’s gonna happen. But they’re not staying at 16. They’re gonna go at least 20.”

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Herbstreit mentioned Miami by name asking where (what conference) are they going. The ACC has a $120 million exit fee per program which is tied to the conference’s television deal through 2036. There is a lot of speculation about what the future of the ACC is. The reality is that no one knows until the next conference expansion.