When I wrote this piece about how The U can regain the top recruiting ranking for 2016's class, I said that when committed players get their bumps (raises to their ranking), Miami would start to trend upward again.
On Wednesday afternoon, one of the headliners of this class got his first bump.
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-partner="tweetdeck"><p>There is a new top QB in Fla. on Scout -- <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Miami?src=hash">#Miami</a> commit Jack Allison. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Canes?src=hash">#Canes</a> <a href="http://t.co/6EW0H6qs8B">http://t.co/6EW0H6qs8B</a> <a href="http://t.co/mFfAHg0xUo">pic.twitter.com/mFfAHg0xUo</a></p>— Chad Simmons (@ChadSimmons_) <a href="https://twitter.com/ChadSimmons_/status/588379824168665089">April 15, 2015</a></blockquote>
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#Swag16 commit Jack Allison is now the #3 QB in this class, and #1 in the State of Florida according to Scout.com. With players such as LSU commit Feleipe Franks and FSU commit Malik Henry being in-state players (yes, I'm counting Henry even though he's from California bc of his transfer to IMG academy), Allison being at the top of the list is quite the statement.
And this move will likely have ripple effects on the other rankings (Rivals, 247, ESPN, etc). Allison should continue to see his stock rise, and is in a great position to earn an invite to the Elite 11 QB camp held at Nike's The Opening with a strong showing at the regional in June.
And, this further validates OC James Coley's ability to evaluate and recruit top level QB talent, with Brad Kaaya and Malik Rosier being other talented players he's recruited to Miami.
All in all, this is great news for Jack personally, and the Canes' 2016 class in general.
The question is now, who's the next player to get their bump?