Miami Hurricanes News: FB recruiting, Hoops leaving for France

Sep 8, 2018; Miami Gardens, FL, USA; Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports
Sep 8, 2018; Miami Gardens, FL, USA; Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports /

The Miami Hurricanes football program has a big recruiting weekend before starting training camp soon. The Miami basketball team is getting ready for a trip to France. On3 is the latest network to publish its 2023 ACC Power Rankings. The On3 Power Rankings differ greatly from 247 Sports which was published earlier this week.

The Miami Herald’s Eye on the U Podcast hosted by Susan Miller-Degnan and David Wilson discussed Cristobal’s confidence, Zion Nelson’s injury and more on the eve of Miami camp.” They discussed ACC Kickoff, the outlook for the 2023 Miami football team and the likelihood that Nelson won’t be ready for training camp.

Gaby Urrutia of Inside the U stated that A growing list of prospects are expected in Coral Gables this weekend.” Miami will have 13 2024 commits and another seven prospects visiting this weekend per Urrutia. Approximately 20 2025 prospects and seven in the Class of 2026 are listed among the visitors this weekend.

John Garcia of Rivals.Com profiled several Miami prospects in his “Tampa Bay High School Media Day Recruiting Notebook.” Garcia mentioned 2024 guard Eddy Pierre-Louis and weakside defensive end Booker Pickett. Neither Pierre-Louis or Pickett are currently trending to other programs per Rivals.Com.

Earlier this week the Miami Hurricanes defensive line was ranked ninth nationally by Pro Football Focus. Interior defensive lineman Leonard Taylor and edge defender Akheem Mesidor were named first-team All-ACC by PFF. Taylor was praised for his 19.5 percent pass-rush win rate and a 16.2 percent pressure rate in 2022.

Edge rusher Jahfari Harvey was mentioned by PFF for having a “respectable” 76.2 overall grade. PFF seemed impressed with the depth Miami has on the DL with Jared Harrison-Hunte, Branson Deen and Thomas Gore all competing for snaps next to Taylor. Gore has had an exceptional 90.7 grade since 2021 while at Georgia State.

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Christopher Stock of Inside the U wrote about “Jim Larranaga comments on newcomers, young returners ahead of trip to France.” Larranaga discussed FSU transfer Matthew Cleveland and freshmen Paul Djobet, Kyshawn George and Michael Nwoko. Cleveland will fit in well and the freshmen have shown potential per Larranaga.