Sunday, May 20, 2018
Colleges

College football recruiting: Miami Hurricane commitments

Miami

KEY LOSSES: CB Artie Burns, S Deon Bush, DB Dallas Crawford, DL Ufomba Kamalu, LB Raphael Kirby, LB Tyriq McCord, WR Rashawn Scott, WR Herb Waters

ORAL COMMITMENTS (16)

PlayerPos.Ht./Wt. School
Jack AllisonQB6-5/195Palmetto
Patrick BethelDE6-3/245Vero Beach
Sam BruceWR5-8/180St. Thomas Aquinas
Tyler ByrdDB5-11/190Naples
Travis HomerRB5-10/190West Palm Beach Oxbridge Academy
Michael Irvin Jr.WR/TE6-3/210St. Thomas Aquinas
Deion JacksonCB6-1/180Hallandale
Joseph JacksonDE6-5/245Miami Gulliver Prep
Zach McCloudLB6-2/215Lake Worth Santaluces
Dionte MullinsWR5-11/180Miami Gulliver Prep
Mike PinckneyLB6-0/215Jacksonville Raines
Shaquille QuartermanLB6-0/235Orange Park Oakleaf
James WigginsCB5-10/180Miami South Dade
Latrell WilliamsWR5-11/175Lake City Columbia
Cedrick WrightATH5-9/180Miami Gulliver Prep
Malek YoungCB5-9/175Pompano Beach Coconut Creek

HOT PROSPECTS: New coach Mark Richt has the Hurricanes in line for a top-20 class that ranks among the top four in the ACC. Irvin has a famous father (the former UM and NFL star) but isn't the most highly touted receiver in the group. Bruce is one of Rivals' top 50 prospects and scored the first touchdown in the Class 7A state championship. Byrd and Quarterman are also consensus top-100 recruits. Mullins had a highlight-reel, one-handed touchdown catch in this month's Under Armour All-America Game. That pass came from Allison, a four-star recruit who could battle for the starting quarterback job when incumbent Brad Kaaya leaves.

Matt Baker, Times staff writer

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