The recruiting board at DT for the Miami Hurricanes got a bit lighter this evening when 3-star DT Moro Ojomo (Katy, TX) announced his commitment to the University of Texas.
Ojomo was a late riser up the DT board for many schools due to a strong senior season at Katy. Adding to Ojomo’s strong play is his physical development at 6’3” 280lbs and his youth, both in terms of football and age. A Nigerian native, Ojomo has only played football for a short time, but has demonstrated very good skill and potential. Add in the fact that he’s only 16 years old — not a typo — and it’s easy to see why many teams were chasing after his commitment.
Ojomo took official visits to Texas (the team to which he announced his commitment), Oregon, Oklahoma, and Miami. These were late-cycle visits, and Ojomo didn’t do any interviews about his recruitment, so it was hard to get a gauge on where he was going for a while. Late in the process, however, reports started surfacing that the talented youngster was likely going to stay home and go to UT, and that’s what ended up happening.
For Miami, there was always a small chance (if any) to get Ojomo’s commitment. With him off the board, the focus now turns to keeping Plantation (FL) American Heritage 4-star Nesta Silvera in this class and getting him to sign tomorrow, adding Rome (GA) 3-star DT Jamarcus Chatman, and possibly flipping Houston (TX) Westfield 4-star DT Keondre Coburn from his commitment to, you guessed it, Texas. Jacksonville (FL) Sandalwood 3-star DT Jordan Miller is also committed to the Canes, and he’s solid in his commitment, so he’ll be signing with Miami.
Obviously, losing out on Ojomo isn’t the best thing for Miami, as DTs are desperately needed in this class, but there are still enough players on the board where Miami can recover from this and be in a good spot.
All the best to Moro Ojomo.
Miami’s chase for DTs continues.