On Thursday morning, an on-again, off-again recruiting interaction came to fruition as 4-star 2019 DT commit Derrick Hunter officially decommitted from Miami.
Respect the process pic.twitter.com/Sx6s19lGja— Rambo hunter. jr (@hunterderick31) November 16, 2017
In the above tweet, Hunter says he is decommitting to focus on his academics, but this has been rumored for a while. Hunter reportedly enjoys the attention of the recruiting process, and more attention will surely come now that he’s no longer committed to the University of Miami.
For the Canes, it leaves them with 2 DTs commits in 2019 — Renato Brown, who could end up on either side of the ball, and Denzel Daxon, and 5 commits total.
Losing a player of Hunter’s caliber is never a good thing, but with Miami getting back to the business of winning and in the hunt for the College Football Playoff in 2017, recruiting in the 2018 and 2019 classes should pick up and be strong with or without Hunter on board.
If this is what Hunter believes is best for him, then I won’t controvert his statement. I wish him nothing but the best with his academics and recruitment.
For the University of Miami, things continue as normal. There will be plenty of top players at all positions who are interested and will be recruited by the Canes. Hunter may end up wanting back in this class, but we’ll cross that bridge when we get there.
More on Miami Hurricanes recruiting in the coming days.