Defensive back Ksani Jiles, one of three prospects committed to the Miami football program, de-committed from the Hurricanes on Wednesday. In his announcement on X, Jiles stated that he would wait until his senior year and that Miami is still one of his top schools. Jiles tagged several national recruiting analysts.
Miami defensive backs coach Jahmile Addae who left for the Buffalo Bills on Wednesday was the primary recruiter for Jiles. Per his On3 profile, Jiles has taken two visits to Miami and one each to Alabama, Oregon and USC. On3 projects Miami with a 59.8 percent chance to sign Jiles.
Following the de-commitment of Jiles, linebacker Jordan Campbell and wide receiver Malachi Toney are the sole remaining 2026 Miami commits. The 2026 class does not yet have player rankings. Jiles is originally from California and attends IMG Academy in Bradenton. Jiles has over 15 other offers, primarily from Power Conference programs.
Who Miami hires to replace Addae will have a significant impact on Jiles. Expect Mario Cristobal and defensive coordinator Shannon Dawson to continue recruiting Jiles until a replacement for Addae is hired. Cristobal has always been methodical in his hires during his 26 months as Miami's head coach.
Expect cornerback to be a priority in the 2024 and 2025 Miami classes. Romanas Frederique Jr. is the only CB Miami signed in the 2024 class. Dylan Day signed with Miami in the 2024 class as a safety, but is expected to move to CB. Darryl Porter Jr. is the only senior CB on the 2024 Miami roster.
Miami has commitments from linebacker Elijah Melendez, offensive tackle Lamar Williams, quarterback Luke Nickel and wide recevier Waden Charles in the 2025 class. When Mario Cristobal and his staff make a position a priority, they usually sign one of the elite groups nationally.