Miami football named October Southeast recruiting winner

Oct 14, 2023; Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA; Mandatory Credit: Nell Redmond-USA TODAY Sports
Oct 14, 2023; Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA; Mandatory Credit: Nell Redmond-USA TODAY Sports /

The Miami football program was named one of the Southeast recruiting winners by Rivals National Recruiting Analyst Greg Smith. Miami received commits from four-star wide receiver Ny Carr and defensive end Booker Pickett in the 2024 Class in October. Miami is currently 12th in the Rivals teams rankings.

Safety Zaquan Patterson and wide receiver Joshisa Trader who are both five-star prospects in the 2024 Miami class from Hollywood Chaminade-Madonna, are the highest-rated commits to the Hurricanes. With seven weeks remaining until Early National Signing Day, Mario Cristobal and the Miami staff have a lot of work to do.

The commitments from Carr and Pickett in October were the first for Miami since Patterson committed on August 26. With 24 players committed Miami will not have many more commitments in the 2024 class. There are several positions Miami needs to add depth to entering the 2024 season.

Expect Miami to target defensive tackles through the transfer portal. Losing five-star DT Armando Blount to Florida State last month was a tough setback for the Miami football program. Blount was initially committed to Miami in the 2025 class before flipping to Florida State and reclassifying to the 2024 class.

"“With the way the month started Miami easily could have found itself in the ‘loser’ category. The loss to Georgia Tech was the biggest coaching blunder of the season so far. It was followed up by a double-digit loss to North Carolina.After those two games there was some discussion that the Hurricanes’ recruiting class would fall apart. Coach Mario Cristobal rebounded, however, finishing the month with back-to-back wins on the field. The program also landed two big commitments in October.Four-star wide receiver Ny Carr flipped to Miami, and big-time four-star defensive end Booker Pickett joined the class. The Canes seem to have weathered the storm for now.”"

Carr committed to Miami the day after losing to Georgia Tech and Pickett committed two days before the Miami win over Clemson. Gaining commitments from Carr and Pickett following tough losses was positive for Cristobal and the Miami football staff. Miami has been able to minimize de-commitments in the 2024 class.

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Blount is the only de-commitment from Miami in the 2024 class. Miami had seven de-commitments in the 2023 class. After signing the seventh-best 2023 class, Miami is pushing for another top-10 class in 2024. Cristobal is living up to his reputation as an elite recruiter through his first two full Miami classes.