The Miami Hurricanes’ unimaginable week of recruiting simply retains going.
It won’t be over but, both.
Miami landed its third four-star commit within the final 5 days with the addition of Robert Stafford. The four-star athlete from Melbourne Eau Gallie orally committed to the Hurricanes on Thursday on 247Sports’ YouTube web page after he took his official go to to Miami final week.
He joins Edison extensive receiver Nathaniel Joseph and quarterback Jaden Rashada from Pittsburg in California because the blue-chip additions to the Hurricanes’ Class of 2023 since Sunday.
Miami is in play for 4 extra throughout the upcoming lengthy weekend, too. Four-star tight finish Riley Williams, and four-star edge rushers Jaxon Howard and Collins Acheampong are all slated to make commitments Friday, and five-star deal with Francis Mauigoa is ready to make an announcement Monday.
To land Stafford, the Hurricanes beat out the Georgia Bulldogs, Kentucky Wildcats, Arkansas Razorbacks and Oregon Ducks. The 5-foot-11, 171-pound star is a productive two-way participant for Eau Gallie and the No. 163 overall prospect in 247’s composite rankings for the 2023 recruiting cycle. Last 12 months, he caught 42 passes for 605 yards and 5 touchdowns, and added 19 tackles, a fumble restoration, an interception and 5 passes defended is his first season enjoying protection.
He additionally performs basketball, and competes in observe and area.
Although most of Stafford’s expertise is as a large receiver, defensive backs coach Jahmile Addae is main Miami’s recruitment of the in-state star and the Hurricanes envision him making the full-time transfer to cornerback as soon as he will get all the way down to Coral Gables for good subsequent 12 months.
Stafford is the tenth participant to affix the Miami’s 2023 recruiting class and the fifth from Florida. He’s additionally the fourth blue-chip recruit within the class and three of these 4 have joined the fold within the final week. Those three at the moment are the three highest ranked gamers within the class, too.
Before Rashada dedicated Sunday, the Hurricanes’ 2023 class was ranked No. 44 within the nation. Now, it’s up to No. 19 within the nation, one spot behind the Alabama Crimson Tide, and No. 3 within the Atlantic Coast Conference.
David Wilson, a Maryland native, is the Miami Herald’s utility man for sports activities protection.