According to a report by Andrew Ivins of InsideTheU, 247sports’ Miami Hurricanes site, 2019 3-star DT Denzel Daxon has decommitted from Miami.
As noted in the above-embedded tweet, the 6’1” 315lb Daxon was at none of Miami’s premier summer recruiting events — neither Miami Nights, an invite only on-campus party, nor Paradise Camp, a mostly-invite recruiting camp with pool party cookout the day before.
In that he wasn’t at either event, whether he wasn’t invited or decided of his own volition not to attend, the writing has been on the wall for Daxon for a while now. He has transferred twice this offseason, moving from Miami (FL) Norland to Doral (FL) Academy to Miami Gardens (FL) Carol City in the span of a few months.
In parting ways with Daxon, Miami now has 16 commitments in the 2019 recruiting class, and room to add players of a higher caliber at DT.
Buford (GA) DT Jalar Holley is the most recent commitment to this class. He and Ft. Lauderdale (FL) St. Thomas Aquinas DT Jason Muñoz are in this class already, and could be a steal as he comes back from a broken leg that cost him the 2017 HSFB season. Muñoz’s HS teammate, the recently-transferred 4-star Braylen Ingraham, is a player Miami wants at DT, and that was the case even when Daxon was committed. Brooklyn, NY native DT Jason Blissett was at Paradise Camp and earned an offer, and could be a prime target at this position as well.
With 2 DT’s committed, and Ingraham thought to be a Miami-lean, and Blissett a target that the Canes could realistically close on if they push for a commitment, there’s was the ability to move on from Daxon, who the staff clearly fell out of love with over time.
In any event, we wish Denzel Daxon the best in his future endeavors.
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