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Miami Hurricanes Recruiting Radar: Daran Branch and Marcus Fleming Decommit from Miami

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Attrition on the recruiting trail, but replacements may be added soon.

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In the last 2 days, Miami has seen 2 players decommit from the 2020 recruiting class.

First, Amite (LA) DB Daran Branch decommitted and flipped from Miami to Ole Miss.

According to the report on this move, several people near Branch have been pushing for him to stay closer to home for college. Added to that is the fact that Branch’s grandfather is reportedly in failing health. Those factors contributed to his move to flip from Miami to Ole Miss.

On Monday morning, Miami (FL) Northwestern WR Marcus Fleming became the latest player to decommit from The U.

A speedy WR, Fleming is fresh of a visit to Nebraska, and evaluating his options to go elsewhere for college.

It’s never great to have decommits, but Miami could potentially replace — and upgrade — both of these scholarship slots in short order.

At DB, Hialeah (FL) Champagnat Catholic 4-star S Jalen Harrell (a former Florida State commit) is Miami’s prime target, and could commit in the not-too-distant future. At WR, Trussville (AL) Hewitt-Trussville 4-star Dazalin Worsham (a former Alabama commit) announced he’s committing to a school on Friday, and most signs point to that school being Miami.

While it is not optimal that Miami continues to suffer the most decommitments of any team in the country, it would be a step in the right direction to replace players like Branch and Fleming with blue-chip talents like Harrell and Worsham. Those replacements haven’t happened yet, but I would enjoy it greatly if they ended up coming through.

More on Miami Hurricanes recruiting in the coming days. Early Signing period is just over 4 weeks away!

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