This is a huge blow to Miami’s 2019 recruiting efforts. The Ft. Lauderdale (FL) University School standout McIntosh is the younger brother of former Canes star DT RJ McIntosh, and was one of the top targets for Miami at RB in this class. For a while, it seemed as though Miami had good traction with the youngest McIntosh (the middle brother was an RB at Notre Dame for a time), but that is obviously not the case any longer.
Things with McIntosh seemed to change over the summer, when it had been rumored that he would be committing to Miami. That commitment never came, and the question of whether he wanted to be at Miami or not was raised.
At 6’1” 210lbs, McIntosh has the size that few RBs from South Florida possess. He is also a dynamic athlete who some recruiting analysts believe might be best served with a move to wide receiver, a position at which McIntosh routinely made plays on the summer 7v7 circuit.
As for Miami, recruiting continues to be a struggle. Miami has already lost previous RB commit Marcus Crowley to a flip to Ohio State, and Wellington (FL) 4-star Mark-Antony Richards, the younger brother of former Miami star WR Ahmmon Richards, is on the board, but not trending toward Miami at this time.
With no RBs committed, where does Miami turn? Increase pressure on Richards? Circle back to players that were evaluated but overlooked such as Daniel Carter or Nayquan Wright? New offers like DJ Williams, who is committed to Appalachian State but has garnered many top-tier P5 offers in recent weeks? Who knows.
What is known is that Kenny McIntosh has committed to Georgia, giving the Bulldogs another win recruiting in South Florida.
While we wish Kenny the best in his future endeavors, the recruiting outlook for Miami — both at RB and in general — is something that needs immediate attention and improvement.