Big final Miami football weekend before Early National Signing Period

The Miami football program has a big weekend hosting commits and recruits before the Early National Signing Period begins on Wednesday.

Jordan Lyle runs in a touchdown for St. Thomas Aquinas during their game against Fort Myers on
Jordan Lyle runs in a touchdown for St. Thomas Aquinas during their game against Fort Myers on / Amanda Inscore/The News-Press USA TODAY
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With less than a week until the Early National Signing period on Wednesday begins, the Miami football program has a big weekend hosting commits and potential signees. Various media outlets have reported on who will visit Coral Gables this weekend. The list includes prospects committed to other programs Miami is trying to flip.

Visitors this weekend Miami is trying to flip are running back Jordan Lyle who is committed to Ohio State, Florida linebacker commit Adarius Hayes and five-star Florida State defensive line commit Armondo Blount. Blount and Lyle had crystal balls logged for Miami by 247 Sports on Thursday.

Signing Blount would be the crown for the 2024 Miami defensive line class that's already been labeled as the best in the country. Miami also has commitments from five-star defensive tackle Justin Scott. Blount and Scott together would give Miami potentially the best DT tandem in the country in a few years.

The Miami football program is hosting Lyle as four-star Hurricanes' RB commit Kevin Riley is staying close to home and visiting Alabama this weekend. Riley could potentially flip to Alabama while Miami flips Lyle from Ohio State. Lyle would be the fourth Miami commit from St. Thomas Aquinas.

There are no recent crystal balls logged for Hayes. Florida still has a huge lead to sign Hayes at 88.4 percent. Miami is not listed in the top four with a chance to sign Hayes. Hosting Hayes the final weekend before the Early National Signing Period would indicate otherwise. Hayes is clearly strongly considering Miami down the stretch.

Miami commits, RB Chris Wheatley-Humphrey, defensive lineman Booker Pickett Jr. and safety Ryan Mack will be in Coral Gables this weekend. Lyle and Mack are St. Thomas Aquinas teammates. Mack, Pickett and Wheatley-Humphrey are all safely committed to Miami and will sign with the Hurricanes next week.

Blount and Lyle are expected to flip to the Miami football program based on projections from 247 Sports and On3. At this point, Hayes appears to be strong with his commitment to Florida, but Miami has the final visit. The Hurricanes will push hard for a flip from Hayes who would provide excellent size at 6'4.