In South Florida, the 2018 class is absolutely loaded at defensive back. It just happens to be one of the Hurricanes’ biggest needs going forward. In all honesty they could probably use some of these 2018 commits for next season.
Miami’s secondary depth is a major concern heading into spring. It’s to the point where Miami could very well be starting a freshman or two when the 2017 season kicks off.
Miami’s 2018 class currently has five or six defensive back commits, depending on what side of the ball you think 3-star Jalen Patterson plays on at the next level. As it is still early in the recruiting process, there are reasons to believe that two or three of the current commits will not be signing with Miami come February 2018.
Regardless, let’s take a look at Miami’s commits and targets. This will be a series of articles until each commit/target is covered.
- One of the highest rated players in the country, the American Heritage defensive back holds over 30 offers. Most recruiting analyst believe he is a Louisiana State University (LSU) lean. Although most recruiting analyst do not believe the ‘Canes will be able to pull off the shocker, there is hope. Miami’s cornerbacks, Mike Rumph was Surtain’s head coach prior to joining the Miami staff.
- The Trinity Christian Academy product is also considered one of the top defensive back prospects in the country. It is early on in the process, but Florida State seems to be the early favorite. He did visit Miami in late February and he could be going back during the summer.
- The Louisville commit has garnered the attention from Miami and others, but he remains cardinal’s commit. The Saint Thomas Aquinas product holds a Miami offer, and he attended one of Miami’s Junior Days back in February. Depending on how the rest of Miami’s targets pan out, he could very well be in their class.
- The Deerfield Beach cornerback holds over 20 offers and that includes Miami, Oklahoma and others. He also attended one of Miami’s Junior Days back in February. Similar to Troutman, he could be part of Miami’s class, depending on how the rest of the class develops.