Miami Hurricanes News: Cookout summary, Taylor DT ranking

Sep 10, 2022; Miami Gardens, Florida, USA; Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports
Sep 10, 2022; Miami Gardens, Florida, USA; Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports /

Gaby Urrutia of Inside the U had an extensive examination of “The latest recruiting scoop coming out of Miami’s cookout on Saturday.” The Miami Hurricanes football program hosted elite recruits this weekend which culminated with the cookout on Saturday. Leonard Taylor was ranked as the second-best defensive tackle nationally.

Urrutia profiled well over a dozen commitments and recruits that visited the Miami Hurricanes football program this weekend. Among prospects to watch are defensive back, Zavier Mincey and defensive lineman Kamarion Franklin. Five Miami 2024 commitments are also mentioned in the summary of the cookout.

Trevor Sikkema of Pro Football Focus wrote up the “Early 2024 NFL Draft interior defensive lineman rankings.” Taylor is second behind Jer’Zhan Newton of Illinois. Taylor signed with the Miami Hurricanes in the 2021 class as one of two five-star prospects with safety James Williams.

Sikkema praised Taylor as one of the most well-built players you’ll ever see for a 6’3 and 300-pound defensive lineman. Taylor has a very impressive burst off the ball according to Sikkema with the ability to convert speed to power. Sikkema states that Taylor needs to develop a more diverse pass rush in the NFL.

Liam Willerup of All Hurricanes asked “Canes Football Preseason Questions: Who Will Lead The Team In Receiving?” All Hurricanes conducted a Twitter poll with Colbie Young expected to be the leading receiver for Miami with 38.7 percent of the votes, Jacolby George and Xavier Restrepo were second at 22.5 percent.

In an article posted on Thursday, National college football analysts Chris Hummer who wrote the article Blake Brockermeyer and Robbie Weinstein of  247 Sports ranked “From 20 to 1: Ranking the best players in the ACC.” Miami center Matt Lee is 20th, followed by Taylor who is 17th and safety Kamren Kinchens sixth.

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Ahead of the Miami basketball team’s trip to France, Christopher Stock of Inside the U profiled guard Wooga Poplar as being on the verge of a breakout season. Head coach Jim Larranaga expects development from Poplar as a junior similar to the improve Isaiah Wong made from his sophomore to junior season.