Miami Hurricanes News: FB loses out on 2 recruits, schedule analysis

21 Oct 2000: Mandatory Credit: Doug Pensinger /Allsport
21 Oct 2000: Mandatory Credit: Doug Pensinger /Allsport /

The Miami Hurricanes football team lost out on local prospects Jacory Barney and Ricky Knight III on Saturday. Marcus Benjamin of Canes County posted on Saturday asking Miami football schedule 2023: Can Miami challenge ACC’s best?” On3 quoted Bryant McKinnie discussing Francis Mauigoa and Samson Okunlola.

Wide receiver Barney and cornerback Knight III are both consensus four-star prospects across the industry-wide recruiting sites. Barney is the 416th ranked prospect, 35th athlete projected as a wide receiver and 62nd player in Florida out of Miami Palmetto. Miami was the overwhelming favorite for a Barney commitment.

Knight III is the 402nd prospect, the 30th athlete projected to play cornerback and the 57th recruit in Florida out of Cardinal Newman. Florida State earned the commitment from Knight III after he was trending to the Miami Hurricanes football program earlier in his recruitment. Miami has commitments from one CB and WR.

Benjamin examined Clemson, Florida State, Louisville and North Carolina. The Tigers, Seminoles, Cardinals and Tar Heels are the four ACC teams that have a consensus projected win total higher than Miami. The win total for Louisville entering the 2023 season is set at eight. The Miami Hurricanes are at 7.5 wins.

Griffin McVeigh of On3 stated that “Bryant McKinnie says Francis Mauigoa (and) Samson Okunlola remind him of himself.” McKinnie said he is excited to meet Mauigoa and Okunlola to see their football which is important, how they play and then their technique and mindset. McKinnie was an All-American OL for Miami in 2001.

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Brian Smith of All-Hurricanes listed all 14 Miami Hurricanes football commits and their scouting reports. The 2024 Miami class is currently ranked 28th by 247 Sports and 25th by On3. Miami signed a top 10 class in 2023. July is expected to be a good month for commitments to Miami after hosting 40 official visitors in June.