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Miami Hurricanes Recruiting Radar: Scout 300 Rankings Update

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Cane commits mostly fall in Scout’s newest release.

Lorenzo Lingard paves the way for the rest of Storm18 in the new Scout 300.
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Summer camps are starting to come to a close and that means the new recruiting rankings are starting to trickle out.

Last week, both 247Sports and ESPN released their updated rankings, and this week, Scout followed suit with a new version of their Scout 300.

Scout was harsh on the Storm18 baby Canes, as WR Daquris Wiggins fell out of the rankings and nobody new was added. Only 11 Cane commits made the Scout 300, the lowest of the 3 newest major rankings updates. Additionally, even though they were pretty much all minor changes, 9 of the 11 within the Scout 300 fell in the rankings. The only other 2 (TE Will Mallory and WR Brian Hightower) stayed put in their respective positions. So Scout felt that NOBODY that is a part of Miami’s class and also within the Scout 300 improved their stock. Interesting...

Below you can find a handy little chart of all the changes, up and down, of Miami guys within the newest Scout 300.

Scout 300 Rankings Update

Player New Rank Old Rank Change
Player New Rank Old Rank Change
Lorenzo Lingard 41 29 -12
Josh Jobe 53 47 -6
Gilbert Frierson 67 63 -4
Artur Sitkowski 79 73 -6
Brevin Jordan 80 55 -25
Will Mallory 126 126 N/A
Brian Hightower 137 137 N/A
Gurvan Hall 167 164 -3
Mark Pope 188 185 -3
Cleveland Reed 219 216 -3
Camron Davis 275 267 -8
Daquris Wiggins NR 293 N/A

Here’s what I’m burning on in lieu of Scout’s new update:

  • Moving down TE Brevin Jordan after he set The Opening on fire is outrageous. I’m sure it probably had more to do with others moving up, but Jordan dropped the farthest of any Hurricane commit with a 25 spot fall. He didn’t deserve that.

  • DB Al Blades Jr. continues to get shut out of the Scout 300. Scout has always been less bullish on the St. Thomas Aquinas product, but every other site has Blades Jr. within the top 100 or so players in the country. Why do I feel like Scout is missing something here?

  • WR Daquris Wiggins fell out of the Scout 300 and this is the second time in the summer updates where he was dropped out of a site’s rankings (also 247Sports). Wiggins hasn’t really been too active on the camp circuit this summer and it seems like his ranking is paying the price. That’s just the nature of recruiting in 2017 though, and I can’t really blame the recruiting sites for that; they’re going to favor prospects that they consistently see perform well in front of them over highlight tapes. Overall, nothing has changed for me with Wiggins as a player. He’s still progressing at a solid pace and looks to team with Mark Pope next year to give Miami Southridge a big season.

  • Scout’s update wasn’t all bad though. Even though he didn’t make the Scout 300, OG Delone Scaife earned his 4th star and is now a 4-star recruit on 3 of the 4 major sites after starting out as a consensus 3-star. ESPN continues to be the last holdover to see the light on Scaife.