Miami football “holding steady” after June recruiting per Rivals

Sep 8, 2022; Mandatory Credit: Will McLelland-Tuscaloosa News/Football Hewitt Trussville Vs Tuscaloosa County High School Football
Sep 8, 2022; Mandatory Credit: Will McLelland-Tuscaloosa News/Football Hewitt Trussville Vs Tuscaloosa County High School Football /

The Miami football program is holding steady in the ACC Spotlight: Winners and losers of June recruiting” per Adam Gorney the National Recruiting Director in a post published on Wednesday. The 2024 Miami recruiting class is trending up following a commitment from four-star edge rusher Marquise Lightfoot.

Lightfoot committed to the Miami football program on Monday. Rivals lists Lightfoot as the 86th prospect, the third player in Illinois out of Chicago Kenwood Academy and the fourth-best weakside defensive end in the 2024 class. Most other recruiting sites are classifying players as edge rushers instead of defensive ends.

The 2024 Miami recruiting class is currently 25th in the Rivals.Com rankings. Miami has the sixth-ranked recruiting class in the ACC. North Carolina has the top recruiting class in the ACC with a ranking of 12th nationally. The Tar Heels are followed by Clemson (13th), Florida State (14th), Pittsburgh (18th) and Georgia Tech (19th).

Miami has six blue-chip commits in the 2024 class per the Rivals rankings. Rivals ranks four-star wide receiver Chance Robinson as the highest-rated recruit in the 2024 Miami class. Robinson is followed by running back Kevin Riley, Lightfoot, safety Isaiah Thomas, linebacker Vincent Shavers and tight end Elijah Lofton.

"“An argument could be made for Miami…to be on the winners list since the Hurricanes added four-star commitments from RB Kevin Riley and TE Elija Lofton among their five pledges.”"

North Carolina, Clemson, Duke, Georgia Tech and Boston College were named ACC winners of June recruiting by Gorney. Florida State, Wake Forest and Louisville were named recruiting losers in June by Gorney. Pittsburgh, Miami, Virginia Tech, Syracuse, NC State and Virginia were named as holding steady in June by Gorney.

Gorney named Florida State a recruiting loser in June because the Seminoles were the only program in the ACC without a commitment last month to its 2024 class. Lightfoot committed on Monday making him the sole July commitment to the 2024 Miami class. Cornerback Romanas Frederique Jr. committed to Miami on June 30.

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Miami had five June commitments. In addition to Lofton, Riley and Frederique Jr, Miami received June commitments from three-star prospects, legacy safety Ryan Mack and linebacker Cameron Pruitt in June. Miami is expected to have more July commitments. No players highly considering Miami have commitments scheduled.