Miami football defensive early enrollees spring expectations

Eight of the early enrollees for the Miami football program are on defense with most having high expectations.

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488. . Cameron Pruitt. linebacker. 6'3, 187 pounds. Cameron Pruitt. 834. . Cameron Pruitt. player

Brian Smith of All Hurricanes praised Pruitt for his lateral movement. At 6'3 and 187 pounds Pruitt will have to add muscle mass. The spring will be important for Pruitt's development. Ranked significantly lower than Hayes and the sophomores, Pruitt could be slated to redshirt during his true freshman season.

. Dylan Day. player. 5'11, 165 pounds. Dylan Day. 712. 834. . safety. Dylan Day

Day brings speed to Miami as a multi-time medalist in track in Louisiana. Per David Lake of Inside the U, Day was the Class 1A Louisiana Player of the Year and had five interception returns for TDs. Gabe Brooks of 247Sports said, "Day is a willing run defender who hits above his weight (listed 5-11, 165)." Day will need to add bulk to play as a freshman.

. player. 6'2, 205 pounds. safety. Isaiah Thomas. 608. Isaiah Thomas. Isaiah Thomas. 834.

Thomas is originally from Toronto and missed his senior season at Clearwater Academy International in Florida with a knee injury. Thomas had 27 tackles and one interception in half a season during his junior year in 2022 before suffering a torn ACL. Miami might bring Thomas along slowly this spring to allow him to continue recovering from his injury.

Cole McConathy. . . Cole McConathy. player. 834. 6'5, 225 pounds. edge rusher. Cole McConathy. 743

McConathy is a likely candidate to redshirt in 2024. Several analysts have stated that McConathy was undervalued during his recruitment. McConathy had a dominant senior season with 111 tackles, 36.5 TFLs, 24.5 sacks, 38 quarterback hurries, four forced fumbles and five passes defended. This will be an interesting spring for McConathy.

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Miami signed the fourth best 2024 class nationally. The strength of the 2024 Miami class is on defense and particularly on the DL. The spring will provide the early enrollees a chance to move up the depth chart. Miami should have a dominant DL in a year or two with the talent in the 2024 class.