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Miami Hurricanes Recruiting Radar: Official Visit preview, 11/10

Miami’s rolling on the field (8-0) and now they’re kicking up the recruiting with Official (and unofficial) Visits on deck this weekend

4-star QB Jarren Williams (Gwinnett, GA) headlines the visitor list for Miami this weekend

Hey there, Canes fans! I know it’s been a while, but I’m back with another Recruiting Radar, and it’s a good one.

The #7 Miami Hurricanes, undefeated at 8-0 and heading into a huge game on Saturday vs #3 Notre Dame Fighting Irish, are set to host their first official visits of the 2018 recruiting cycle. Not only that, but an ELITE group of players will be at Hard Rock Stadium on unofficial visits this weekend as well. This should be a huge recruiting weekend for Miami.

With no further ado, let’s talk about who’s coming to visit this weekend:

Official Visitors

4-star QB Jarren Williams. A very talented player from Gwinnett, GA, the 6’2” 206lb Williams has been proving his worth on the field for years. He’s currently committed to Kentucky — the first P5 team to show him love back in his sophomore year of HS — but Miami, Auburn, and Ohio State are all ramping up their recruitment of Williams. An Elite 11 finalist who participated at Nike’s The Opening, Williams can throw and run, and has the skills to be a very good player at the college level.

Following the decommitment of former QB commit Artur Sitkowski, Williams was the first QB Miami coaches went to see (at his HS game, no violations, for those who will try to spin that). Of the players on the board for Miami at QB, all of which are currently committed elsewhere, Williams is the best on talent and potential. A good visit this week could give Miami traction in their pursuit of this talented player. Our SBNation sister-site A Sea of Blue said that Kentucky should be concerned about Williams’ visits, including this visit to Miami, and I agree. It’s hard to believe with the teams coming after him now that Williams ends up at Kentucky.

JUCO 3-star DT Jared Goldwire. A towering player at 6’7” 280lbs, this Louisville commit is the other player taking an official visit to Miami this weekend. With one of the best DL’s in America, Miami will showcase their scheme and playing time to Goldwire this weekend.

With the potential for Miami to lose 3 DTs from the roster this year if Kendrick Norton and RJ McIntosh declare early for the NFL Draft (and senior Anthony Moten graduating), Goldwire could step in and be an immediate rotation player for the Canes in 2018. This visit will go a long way to determining if Miami has a chance to flip Goldwire from his current commitment.

Unofficial Visitors

Williams and Goldwire are the official visitors, but the talent doesn’t stop there. Miami is scheduled to bring in an elite group of unofficial visitors from the 2018, 2019, and 2020 classes this weekend as well. What, you want a list? Of course you do. Here goes:

Unofficial Visitors for Miami-Notre Dame

2018 visitors 2019 visitors 2020 visitors
2018 visitors 2019 visitors 2020 visitors
5-star RB Lorenzo Lingard (commit) 5-star CB Akeem Dent (FSU commit) 5-star WR Leonard Manuel
5-star CB Pat Surtain Jr 5-star S ATH Josh Sanguinetti 5-star RB Don Chaney Jr.
5-star CB Tyson Campbell 4-star ATH Mark Richards (Ahmmon's brother) 4-star DE Samuel Anaele
4-star S Gurvan Hall (commit) 4-star CB Jaden Davis
4-star S Josh Jobe (commit) 4-star DB John Dixon
4-star DB Gilbert Frierson (commit) 4-star CB Tyrique Stevenson (UF commit)
4-star DB Al Blades Jr (commit) 4-star WR Frank Ladson (UF commit)
3-star CB D.J. Ivey (commit) 4-star WR Breion Fuller (Miami commit)
4-star DT Nesta Silvera (commit) 4-star RB Kenny McIntosh (RJ's brother)
3-star ATH Gregory Rousseau (commit) 4-star DE Khris Bogle
4-star WR Mark Pope (commit) 4-star DL Braylen Ingraham
4-star TE Brevin Jordan (commit) 4-star LB Ge'mon Eaford
4-star TE Will Mallory (commit) 4-star LB Anthony Solomon
4-star RB Camron Davis (commit) 4-star LB Jahmar Brown
4-star OL Delone Scaife (commit) 4-star OL Dontae Lucas
4-star OL Cleveland Reed (commit) 4-star WR Kendrell Scurry
3-star OL John Campbell (commit) 4-star WR Jeremiah Payton (UF commit)
3-star WR Daquris Wiggins (commit) 4-star RB Cesare Mellusi
National #1 kicker Bubba Baxa (commit) 4-star OL William Putnam
3-star S/LB Jamien Sherwood (Auburn commit) 3-star WR Kalani Morris
3-star FB Realus George 3-star LB Sam Brooks
4-star DE/LB Nik Bonitto 3-star OL Wadrick Wilson (UF commit)
4-star WR Anthony Schwartz 3-star OL/DL Renato Brown (Miami commit)
3-star LB Patrick Joyner (FSU commit) 3-star DT Denzel Daxon (Miami commit)
3-star S John Huggins (FSU commit) 3-star LB Jesiah Pierre (Miami commit)
3-star CB Keidron Smith 3-star LB Diamante Howard (Miami commit)
3-star RB Glover Cook (Louisville commit)
3-star OL Kingsley Eguakun

That’s an absolutely LOADED visitor list. It’s the best, most stacked visitor list in Mark Richt’s tenure as coach.

Miami has the stage set for a huge recruiting weekend. It will be interesting to see how Saturday’s game affects recruiting, but winning is good, and Miami’s been doing a lot of that, so things should be going in a good direction anyway.

Last thing: the standard over/under poll for a visit weekend. Vote away.


Over/Under: 0/5 — how many new commits does Miami get this weekend?

This poll is closed

  • 42%
    Way over (2+)
    (291 votes)
  • 46%
    Over (1)
    (315 votes)
  • 11%
    Under (0)
    (76 votes)
682 votes total Vote Now

Enjoy the weekend, family. We’ll recap the recruiting movement from this week’s STAAAAAACKED visitor list in the near future.

Go Canes