Miami football and FSU could battle for 4-star CB Chris Ewald

Rivals National Recruiting Director Adam Gorney stated in his article about "How things stand with the top 10 defensive backs in the 2025 class" to expect Florida State and the Miami football program to "duke it out" for four-star cornerback Chris Ewald.
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Florida State is expected to be the primary competitor to the Miami football program for four-star Chaminade-Madonna cornerback Chris Ewald, per Rivals National Recruiting Director Adam Gorney. Miami is the leader for a commitment from Ewald per the On3 Recruiting Prediction Machine.

Ewald decommitted from Michigan in January ahead of Jim Harbaugh leaving to become the head coach of the Los Angeles Chargers. Rivals ranks Eward as the 24th overall prospect nationally, the sixth recruit in Florida and the third CB in the 2025 class. Expect CB to be a focus for Miami in the 2025 class.

Ewald will visit Miami on March 8, LSU on March 8, Auburn on March 19, Texas A&M on March 23 and Tennessee on April 6 per Tom Loy of 247Sports. Following his visits Ewald will drop a top six in May per Loy. Miami and Michigan have received the most visits from Ewald with eight each.

Multiple reports have stated that Michigan is out of the picture to regain a commitment from Ewald. The On3 Recruiting Prediction Machine Projects Miami with a 28.9 percent chance for an Ewald commitment, Michigan at 25.2 percent, Florida State at 13.6 percent and Auburn at 9.1 among the top four.

"The Hollywood (Fla.) Chaminade Madonna four-star cornerback was committed to Michigan for more than a year but in mid-January, he backed off his pledge and itโ€™s unlikely he will return to the Wolverines. Miami and Florida State could be duking it out now for Ewald with the Hurricanes having an edge but Auburn and others will battle for him as well."

-ย Adam Gorney, Rivals.Com

During his first three high school seasons, Ewald has 100 tackles, one tackle for loss, seven interceptions and 32 passes defended per MaxPreps. Ewald is 6'0, 160 pounds with a 6'3 wing span. The 247Sports Director of Scouting Andrew Ivins projects Ewald as an outside CB. Ewald is entering his third season as a starter.

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Miami currently has commitments from four-star wide receiver Waden Charles and three-star prospects, linebacker Elijah Melendez, offensive lineman Lamar Williams and quarterback Luke Nickel. Charles is the only 2025 commit from South Florida out of Palm Beach Central.