Miami football gains commitment from 3-star OL Deryc Plazz

Corey Perrine/Florida Times-Union]Andrew Jackson High School Football Practice
Corey Perrine/Florida Times-Union]Andrew Jackson High School Football Practice /

The Miami footballprogram added the 16th commit to its 2024 class with the addition of three-star offensive lineman Deryc Plazz on Friday. Plazz chose Miami primarily over North Carolina State. Prior to committing to Miami, Plazz was committed to Penn State last month. Miami moved up to the 17th 2024 class.

Plazz is the 1,024 prospect, the 79th offensive tackle and the 136th player in Florida in the 2024 class out of Jacksonville Mandarin. The commitment to the Miami football program from Plazz came after his official visit the weekend of June 16. Plazz took his official visit to North Carolina State the weekend of June 23.

The initial commitment to Penn State on June 15 followed his official visit with the Nittany Lions the weekend of June 4. Plazz re-examined his commitment and reopened his recruitment after likely getting caught up in the excitement of the official visit with Penn State. Miami OL coach Alex Mirabal led Plazz recruitment.

The commitment from Plazz is the second on the OL in the 2024 class. Miami previously received a commitment from three-star OL Juan Minaya from New Jersey. Miami has prioritized the OL since Mario Cristobal was hired in December 2021. The Hurricanes added seven OL since the end of the 2022 season.

The recruitment of Plazz had numerous twists and turns. In between his de-commitment from Penn State, North Carolina State was trending for Plazz. Miami received the commitment from Plazz after they began to trend for him in the last few days. Plazz is the second Miami commit this week and this month.

Four-star edge rusher Marquis Lightfoot committed to Miami on Monday. Lightfoot is the highest rated commit in the 2024 Miami class. Plazz is the 12th highest rated 2024 Miami commit. Miami passed North Carolina, Purdue, and Arkansas to move up to the 17th-rated 2024 class and is third in the ACC behind Clemson and FSU.