For the better part of the last month, much has been made of Miami’s plans with 3-star WR commit Kevuaghn Dingle. Those plans got a bit of clarity on Thursday night when Dingle decommitted from Miami
Breaking: Four-star wide receiver Kevaughn Dingle de-commits from #Miami. https://t.co/mAKmnWMPUG pic.twitter.com/IYcTm7n36I— Ryan Bartow (@RyanBartow) December 16, 2016
December 16, 2016
A star player at Miami (FL) Carol City HS, Dingle is a possession receiver with good skills. He doesn’t have game breaking speed, but he could have a place at Miami.
For whatever reason, it was reported many times over the last month that Miami had not been contacting Dingle much. As a long-standing commit in the 2017 class, that raised red flags. Dingle went on record with 247sports to say that he hasn’t talked to Miami “in 2 or 3 months”. So yeah, it seems that Dingle was a drop from this class by the staff, and Dingle finally went through and made it public on his end.
For Miami, the Canes are left with 3-star WR Evidence Njoku and (potentially) 4-star ATH DeeJay Dallas at WR in this class, although Dallas projects more on the defensive side of the ball. After missing out on 5-star WR Jerry Jeudy, who recently announced he was sticking with his commitment to Alabama, Miami will need to make moves to round out this position group in the 2017 class.
For Dingle, Kentucky moves up as his new leading school, with Louisville, West Virginia, and others engaged in his recruitment.
To be clear, I disagree with the decision to drop Dingle, especially with Miami needing WRs in this class, but that happens. If the staff feels different, as the lack of communication with a committed player clearly dictates, then I’ll just have to wait and see where the WR position goes as this cycle continues.
With Dingle’s drop/decommitment, Miami now has 21 commitments in the 2017 recruiting class.
More on recruiting in the coming days and weeks.