The Miami Hurricanes and Texas Longhorns met in the 2024 NCAA Baseball and Basketball Tournaments. Miami and Texas are now positioned to be the only programs nationally to sign top 10 classes in basketball and football. Miami currently has the 10th-ranked 2024 basketball class and seventh-ranked 2024 football class.
Texas has the fifth-ranked class in basketball and sixth in football. Miami could move up in both rankings. The Hurricanes are projected to flip five-star defensive lineman Armondo Blount from Florida State and four-star running back Jordan Lyle from Ohio State during the Early National Signing Period next week.
If Miami signs Blount and Lyle they would vault past Texas, Florida and Florida State into the fourth-ranked 2024 class. Blount would be the second-highest-ranked 2024 Miami signee behind defensive tackle Justin Scott. Lyle would be the eighth-ranked 2024 Miami signee, fifth on offense and second-ranked RB behind Kevin Riley.
In November, Miami signed four-star shooting guards Jahlil Bethea and Austin Swartz and three-star forward Isaiah Johnson-Arigu during the Early National Signing Period for basketball. The 2024 Miami basketball class is the highest-ranked in program history and Bethea is the top-ranked signee ever.
Florida State is currently the only football program in the ACC with a higher-ranked 2024 class than Miami. Duke who is first and North Carolina who is sixth are the only ACC basketball programs with higher-ranked 2024 classes than Miami. UNC is arguably the only ACC school with a better basketball and football coaching tandem than Miami.
The Miami football program is trending for signing consecutive top 10 classes. Momentum in recruting has been elusive for Miami. Mario Cristobal was hired in part because of his prowess as a recruiter. Two years into his tenure, Cristobal has lived up to his repuatation as one of the best recruiters nationally.