Rivals dropped their latest recruiting rankings on Wednesday which recognizes their top 250 players in the 2020 class. Eight members of the Hurricanes 12th ranked class, per the site, were chosen as members of the elite group of national prospects.
- #46 RB Don Chaney (Belen Jesuit)
- #103 WR Michael Redding (IMG Academy)
- #117 DB Jalen Harrell (Hialeah Champagnat)
- #129 DB Keyshawn Washington (South Dade)
- #144 DE Chantz Williams (Oakleaf)
- #146 RB Jaylan Knighton (Deerfield Beach)
- #199 QB Tyler Van Dyke (Suffield, CT)
- #212 OL Jalen Rivers (Oakleaf)
The Hurricanes are still in play for a few other prospects featured in the rankings including LB Justin Flowe (#4), TE Darnell Washington (#17), Oregon OL Jonathan Denis (#193) and FSU commit LB Keyshawn Greene (#197).
Flowe officially visited the week of the Louisville game is making his college decision Dec. 18 between Miami, Clemson, Oregon and Georgia. Former Cane linebacker Rohan Marley seems to be leading the charge in this recruitment. He has known Flowe since he was very young and is very much like a mentor to the Upland, Cali. product.
Getting Washington on campus again seemed out of the picture, but he set up an official visit for this upcoming weekend and is intrigued by the success of tight ends at Miami. We’ll see. Miami would have to beat out Georgia and Alabama, which is something they haven't had much success in doing.
Miami looks to be back in on Denis after going in-home with him. Not sure what the chances are there, but Miami wouldn't show up at his doorstep if they weren't serious about their interest in him, especially at this time of the year.
Greene called Miami his “leader” roughly two weeks ago in an interview with CaneSport’s Matt Shodell and is scheduled to officially visit the Hurricanes this weekend along with Washington before giving the Seminoles the last word on the weekend of the 13th.
This recruiting world is a crazy one and there's no telling what’s going to happen with some of these blue-chip prospects. Getting them on campus is the first step. Having a winning program to gloat is another key ingredient. The latter is lacking for Manny Diaz and the staff at the moment.
They have to hope kids like this see an opportunity to come in and fix the problem.
The full Rivals rankings:
#RivalsRankingsWeek: New 2⃣0⃣2⃣0⃣ #Rivals250 is Live!#RivalsRoundtable: Who was hard to rank? Who could be too high? Who could be too low? Our @Rivals Analysts debate the new list: https://t.co/H4GzZjvPXv— Rivals (@Rivals) December 5, 2019
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