The fallout from the announced FBI investigation surrounding a Miami Hurricanes Basketball assistant coach and a recruit has had another impact on the Canes’ recruiting efforts.
Late on Wednesday night, SOTU contributor Josh White reported that, per a source close to the situation, 4-star PG Jalen Carey is no longer considering the Miami Hurricanes for his commitment.
The NJ native is likely to choose Syracuse on his Oct. 11 commitment date. He originally listed a final three of Miami, Syracuse and UConn.— Josh White (@_JoshRWhite) September 28, 2017
Carey is a top 60 player in the 2018 recruiting class at a position of need for the Hurricanes. After missing out on 5-star PG Immanuel Quickley, who committed to Kentucky, Carey was the top target for the Canes.
Even without the FBI investigation, Miami was thought to be running well behind Syracuse for the New York, NY native Carey. And, if the White’s report is true, Miami is now off the board completely.
Miami currently holds no 2018 basketball commitments, and that figures to remain the case for the near future. With this investigation looming over the program, with yet-to-be-seen fallout, it would be crazy for a player to commit to this program at this time.
As always, we’ll have more on this developing situation as it is available.