On Friday morning, Homestead (FL) South Dade 4-star DB Jaiden Francois decommitted from the Miami Hurricanes....for the second time.
This have been a crazy journey. My mind have been all over the place. I need to make sure I'm making the best decision for me and not for everyone else. My recruitment is open. Will announce my dicison on national signing day. ✍ Thank you.— 2️⃣✈️ (@jHumble22) October 4, 2019
A talented playmaker who tied the Dade County record with 12 interceptions as a junior in 2018, Francois has commmitted to, and decommitted from, Miami twice now. His first decommitment was when Mark Richt retired from coaching, but he changed his mind shortly thereafter and recommitted. Francois’s teammate S Keshawn Washington did the same thing.
For a while now, there has been plenty of chatter that Francois was looking around at other schools and reconsidering his commitment to Miami. Francois’s most recent decommitment comes just days after he was in Gainesville on a visit to Florida, and in the midst of a months-long push from Ohio State to get him to flip, as well.
While Miami is likely still involved in his recruitment, it is hard at this time to foresee Francois picking Miami for a 3rd time. It could happen, sure, but I’m not betting on that.
As for the Canes, they now have 23 players committed in the 2020 recruiting class, and 5 of them are DBs. Miami has recently been expanding the board at DB with new contact and offers in recent weeks, and Francois’s move to decommit seems like a reason for that expansion.
We wish Jaiden Francois the best in his future endeavors. Miami’s recruiting push will continue, as will the season, with a match up against Virginia Tech tomorrow afternoon.