Another day, another decommitment from the Miami Hurricanes. This time, Citra (FL) North Marion 4-star OT Michael Tarquin flips from the Canes to the Florida Gators.
This flip comes just a day after former OL commit Kingsley Eguakun did the exact same thing, eschewing his commitment to Miami in favor of a flip to the Gators.
Miami Hurricanes Recruiting: OL Kingsley Eguakun decommits from Miami, flips to Florida. #Canes OL recruiting, which was already bad, takes a step further back. This is not good. #Canes #TheU https://t.co/Y6bMxYH3zc pic.twitter.com/KAIcTQf2q5— StateOfTheU.com (@TheStateOfTheU) December 3, 2018
Miami, a team that needs serious numbers and talent in the 2019 recruiting class along the offensive line, now has 0 players committed in this group. While Miami is chasing several high-caliber players, there is no reasonable reason for optimism with any of them.
At this point, Miami is fully invested in trying tin engage with plan B options who are likely already committed elsewhere (they didn’t have the luxury of waiting to commit; they had to claim their spot in someone’s class earlier this cycle) and are trying to manufacture relationships at the 11th hour.
While this had been rumored and was reasonably expected in recent days, the state of OL recruiting is an absolute tire fire. This couldn’t be going worse if we tried.
As always, we respect recruit decisions and wish Michael Tarquin the best in his future endeavors.
But OH MY GOD things couldn’t be worse for Miami’s OL recruiting right now.