Miami football standing as finalist for 4-star LB Nathaniel Owusu-Boateng

The Miami football program is among the favorites as a finalist for four-star linebacker 2025 linebacker Nathaniel Owusu-Boateng.
Nathaniel Owusu Boateng, IMG Academy National
Nathaniel Owusu Boateng, IMG Academy National / DENNIS MAFFEZZOLI / HERALD-TRIBUNE / USA

The Miami football program is one of 13 finalists for four-star linebacker Nathaniel Owusu-Boateng with Florida, Florida State, Georgia, Louisville, Michigan, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Oregon, South Carolina, Stanford, Texas and USC.

Owusu-Boateng is the 69th ranked 2025 prospect, ninth LB and ninth player in Florida in the 247Sports composite rankings. Official visits for Owusu-Boateng are set up with South Carolina during the weekend of May 31, Stanford on June 7 and Georgia on June 14. Other visits will be forthcoming.

No 247Sports crystal balls have been logged for Owusu-Boateng. The On3 Recruiting Prediction Machine lists Florida as the favorite for a commitment from Owusu-Boateng at 27.9 percent. South Carolina is second at 19.6 percent, followed by Georgia at 12.7 percent and Miami at 10.6.

Florida has the most unofficial visits from Owusu-Boateng with five. Owusu-Boateng has visited Miami three times and South Carolina twice per On3. Georgia, Notre Dame, Ohio State and Stanford have each hosted Owusu-Boateng for one unofficial visit.

On a team loaded with four and five-star prospects, Owusu-Boateng had 45 tackles, six tackles for loss and one sack in 2023. With a mostly unestablished LB corps and Francisco Mauigoa entering his last season, Owusu-Boateng would have an opportunity for significant snaps as a freshman with Miami.

Owusu-Boateng could join four-star LB Elijah Melendez, the only 2025 Miami commit on defense. The 2025 Miami class would move from 18th to 14th in the 2025 class rankings with Owusu-Boateng. Owusu-Boateng would become the highest-ranked 2025 Miami commit surpassing Melendez.

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Miami signed LBs Adarius Hayes and Cameron Pruitt in the 2024 class. Pruitt was impressive during spring practice and should compete for significant snaps as a true freshman. Linebacker coach Derek Nicholson has done an exceptional job for Miami on Mario Cristobal's staff in just over a year.