Miami Hurricanes News: Players discuss Temple, Hoops 5-star commit

Sep 9, 2023; Miami Gardens, Florida, USA; Mandatory Credit: Sam Navarro-USA TODAY Sports
Sep 9, 2023; Miami Gardens, Florida, USA; Mandatory Credit: Sam Navarro-USA TODAY Sports /

Wesley Bissainthe, Davonte Brown, Corey Flagg and Tyler Van Dyke spoke to the media ahead of the Miami Hurricanes game at Temple on Saturday. The Miami basketball program received its highest-ever commitment on Wednesday from five-star combo guard  Jalil Bethea. Miami now has the third-highest-ranked 2024 class.

Bissainthe spoke about playing with Louisville transfer K.J. Cloyd. Van Dyke discussed his frequent trips to Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia growing up as his family had Eagles season tickets. Brown stated Temple quarterback E.J. Warner gets the ball out quickly, the Owls are athletic and everyone is picking up for Kamren Kinchens.

Flagg also praised Warner for his ability to get the ball out quickly to what the Miami linebacker stated were good route runners. Flagg praised defensive coordinator Lance Guidry for being down-to-earth and consistent in his personality every day. The conclusion with Flagg was him praising the future of the freshman LBs.

Bethea is the highest-rated commit to the Miami basketball program in the era of services rating prospects. ESPN wrote that Bethea is at the least the highest-ranked Miami recruit since McDonald’s all-American Tito Horford in 1985. Players were ranked in order in that era, but not assigned individual ratings.

David Lake of Inside the U wrote that Miami’s skill talent grading out at an elite level according to Pro Football Focus.” Lake compared the top Miami Hurricanes running backs and wide receivers to other players at those positions around the country. Miami has played at an elite level offensively this season.

Adam Gorney the National Recruiting Director wrote about the “Recruiting Rumor Mill: More talk from the recruiting trail this week.” Gorney highlighted several 2025 prospects Miami is recruiting heavily. The 2025 Miami recruiting class is currently ranked sixth nationally by Rivals.

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