Miami was the first team to offer Eguakun a scholarship, but that’s little more than an interesting anecdote at this time.
Though he was committed to Miami for several months, Eguakun had been flirting with several schools in recent weeks. Both the Auburn Tigers and the Florida Gators made runs at flipping the 6’3” 293lb Eguakun, with Florida’s effort being the one that worked.
For Miami, the Canes are now down to just 1 OL commit: Citra (FL) North Marion 4-star OT Michael Tarquin. Tarquin has himself flirted with Florida in recent weeks, so that situation remains unsettled as well.
Miami extended a scholarship offer to Miami (FL) Central OL Maurice Smith on Sunday, a clear sign that Eguakun had informed them of his intention to defect from this class. Smith is currently committed to Boston College, but has garnered offers from several other high major programs in recent weeks, including today’s offer from Miami.
For a team with a porous offensive line that needs both big numbers and high quality talent in the 2019 recruiting class, Miami’s OL recruiting efforts at current are horrific. And if Tarquin decides he doesn’t want to be in this class either, they could get worse.
We wish Kingsley Eguakun the best in his future endeavors and respect his decision but Miami need to get moving with their OL recruiting in a big way. And fast.