Defensive linemen Marquise Lightfoot and Justin Scott, offensive lineman Deryc Plazz, safety Zaquan Patterson and wide receiver Ny Carr represented the Miami football program at the All-American Bowl in San Antonio on Saturday.
National Recruiting Analyst Greg Smith of Rivals.com named Miami one of the programs that should be pleased with the performance of their signees in the "All-American Bowl: Programs that should be pleased." Rivals named Lightfoot as one of the players whose star was rising after his performance in the All-American Bowl.
Lightfoot recorded two sacks in the All-American Bowl. Lightfoot and Scott played for the West team in the All-American Bowl. Carr, Plazz and Patterson played for the East. Cornerback Ryan Mack edge rusher Booker Pickett Jr., linebacker Adarius Hayes and WR Joshisa Trader played in the Under-Armour All-American game last week.
"MIAMI- Greg Smith-Rivals.Com
When Miami was at its best in the past, the Hurricanes' defense was always ferocious. That’s why Canes’ fans should be very happy with what happened this week. Defensive end Marquise Lightfoot was one of the best players all week long and showed out during the game. Five-star defensive lineman Justin Scott was very good, also. Five-star defensive back Zaquan Patterson held his own as well.
Miami also has offensive talent on the way that was in San Antonio. Wide receiver Ny Carr and offensive lineman Deryc Plazz also played in the game."
Lightfoot, Pickett, Scott, five-star DL Armondo Blount, four-star DL Artavius Jones, four-star edge rusher Elias Rudolph, three-star Daylen Russell and three-star edge rush Cole McConathy provide Miami with a foundation to create an elite DL in the 2024 class.
With the Early National Signing Period complete and the All-Star games concluded, many Miami signees will arrive on campus next week. Their arrival and spring practice in about two months will be eagerly anticipated. This is the highest-ranked Miami class during the recruiting website era.