Miami Hurricanes News: Training camp updates, frosh and soph projections

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The Miami Hurricanes football team had its penultimate training camp practice on Tuesday. Defensive tackle Leonard Taylor, offensive linemen Anez Cooper, Francis Mauigoa and Samson Okunlola spoke after practice. CBS Sports and ESPN included Miami on several preseason lists.

ESPN named Mauigoa as an ACC impact freshman and picked the Texas A&M game at Miami on September 9 as one of their “Three must-see September games.” Conference beat writers Andrea Adelson and David Hale each picked the Miami Hurricanes football team to finish seventh.

CBS Sports picked Miami seventh in its “ACC expert picks 2023: Most overrated and underrated teams, projected order of finish, bold predictions.” Three CBS writers picked Miami as the most overrated team in the ACC. CBS Sports writer Jerry Palm made the bold prediction Miami will leave the ACC by 2026.

David Lake of Inside the U projected that“Seven true freshmen are set to play significant roles for Miami in 2023.” Lake projects Mauigoa, cornerback Damari Brown, defensive lineman Rueben Bain, running back Mark Fletcher, wide receiver Ray Ray Joseph, tight end Riley Williams, and Okunlola to receive significant snaps.

Mauigoa received another honor being named to the On3 2023 Preseason True Freshman All-American Team.” Previously, Mauigoa had been named to the 247Sports’ Preseason True Freshman All-American Team for 2023″ and an ACC impact freshman for 2023.

Marcus Benjamin of Canes County wrote about Five sophomores due for big 2023 seasons.” Benjamin named linebacker Wesley Bissainthe, Cooper, edge rusher Nyjalik Kelly, defensive lineman Ahmad Moten and tight end Jaleel Skinner as his five sophomores due for big 2023 seasons. Benjamin also named four other sophomores.

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Susan Miller Degnan of the Miami Herald wrote that five-star 2023 signees Mauigoa and Okunlola have not disappointed in their short tenure with the Miami football program. Mauigoa and Okunlola both have the stated goal of earning freshmen All-American at the end of the 2023 season.