The Miami Hurricanes got a boost along the defensive line today when Middle Village (NY) Christ The King Regional 3-star DT Jared Harrison-Hunte committed to the Canes.
At 6’4” 286lbs, Harrison-Hunte has good size for a DT, and figures to get bigger in college like nearly every player (or person in general, for that matter) does. But, already being blessed with game-ready size, Harrison-Hunte should develop into a nice player for the Canes moving forward.
Getting Harrison-Hunte’s commitment is just the latest foray into the Big Apple for the Canes’ 2019 recruiting class. Harrison-Hunte joins his Christ the King teammate 3-star OT Adam ElGammal and Brooklyn Poly Prep 4-star DT Jason Blissett in committing to Miami. All 3 have good size — Blissett is the smallest of the trio at 6’3.5” 271lbs — and will help the Canes rebuild the lines on both sides of the ball, respectively.
Like a couple other players, Harrison-Hunte took advantage of a new NCAA rule that allows a player to take a 2nd OV to a school if that team has a head coaching change. As such, he visited Miami in December and again in January, and that return trip led to Harrison-Hunte’s commitment to the Canes.
It should also be noted that Harrison-Hunte’s 2nd visit was taken in place of the visit he had scheduled for January 25 — to Alabama. Getting him to both cancel the visit to Tuscaloosa AND instead come back to Coral Gables for a 2nd time was a big, big win for Miami.
A player with 25 scholarship offers to his credit, Harrison-Hunte commits to Miami over previous favorite Penn State, Alabama, and Virginia. He joins the aforementioned 4-star Blissett and 3-star Jalar Holley at DT in Miami’s 2019 recruiting class.
For a look at Harrison-Hunte on the field, check out the HUDL highlights below: