clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

Miami Hurricanes Recruiting Radar: Top247 Postseason Update

12 Hurricane pledges included among the best prospects in America.

247 Sports

To be clear, this article is in reference to 247Sports’ own site rankings, the Top247, NOT the 247Composite, in which all 3 major recruiting site’s rankings are taken into account and combined together.

A day after Rivals updated their rankings, 247 Sports followed suit and did the same, releasing the newest version of the Top247.

As of today, Miami has the #3 class nationally and that is reflected in this list, as Storm18 has 12 commits that made the new Top247, the same number that were included in the previous update.

Some of the names have changed, though. Miami switched out Artur Sitkowski for Mark Richt’s newest QB protege, Jarren Williams. The Peach State product committed to Miami today over Ohio State.

CB DJ Ivey made a huge move onto the Top247 after spending the entire cycle outside of the ranking. The newly minted 4-star has long been the most underrated part of Miami’s class and Ivey is taking the first step in living up to those Artie Burns comparisons.

Others making big leaps were American Heritage DT Nesta Silvera, who racked up 12 sacks for a team playing for the state title, and TE Brevin Jordan, who caught 57 passes for 1,025 yards and 12 touchdowns for perennial West Coast powerhouse Bishop Gorman. Jordan is now the 105th best player in the nation and #4 TE, while Silvera shot up 59 spots to #184 overall.

A few UM commits that had notable slides within the ranking were DB Al Blades Jr. and WR Brian Hightower. Blades had a limited role this season in a loaded St. Thomas defensive backfield, while Hightower got inconsistent QB play after IMG switched signal-callers throughout the season.

Cleveland Reed fell out of the rankings altogether while also dropping to a 3-star (however, he still retains his 4th star in the 247Composite). Reed missed his senior season at Fort Meade with a knee injury, but is expected to be healthy for the 2018 campaign and plans to enroll in Miami early for spring ball.

Below you can find a handy little chart of all the changes, up and down, of Miami commits within the newest Top247.

Top247 Postseason Rankings Update

Player New Rank Old Rank Change
Player New Rank Old Rank Change
Mark Pope 30 28 -2
Lorenzo Lingard 34 32 -2
Josh Jobe 47 43 -4
Brevin Jordan 105 147 42
Jarren Williams 110 151 41
Al Blades Jr. 149 109 -40
Gurvan Hall 177 158 -19
Nesta Silvera 184 243 59
DJ Ivey 204 NR N/A
Gilbert Frierson 222 195 -27
Brian Hightower 230 136 -94
Delone Scaife 245 227 -15
Cleveland Reed NR 229 N/A