Late on Wednesday night, the Miami Hurricanes added to their 2020 recruiting class when Deerfield Beach (FL) 3-star ATH Xavier Restrepo committed to the Canes.
A shifty and talented athlete who can play slot WR, RB, and return kicks, Restrepo transferred from Ft. Lauderdale (FL) St. Thomas Aquinas to Deerfield Beach this offseason. He was a useful and impactful player from multiple positions for Aquinas in the past, and should reprise that role well for Deerfield Beach this upcoming HSFB season.
Restrepo is a local player who wanted to be at Miami, and committed quickly after getting a committable offer from the Canes. While he isn’t an imposing figure physically, Restrepo has the speed, skill, and playmaking ability to be a factor for Miami in the future. In the past, players of his size such as Isiah McKenzie were overlooked. Now, they’re being brought in to help the Canes make plays and win games.
Restrepo is ranked as the #63 ATH, #117 player in the State of Florida, and #827 player nationally in this class. He committed to Miami over offers from Boston College, Kentucky, Georgia, and several Ivy League schools such as Brown, Cornell, Dartmouth, and Harvard. He is the 15th commitment in Miami’s 4th ranked 2020 recruiting class and 1st ATH commit. He will likely join 4-stars Marcus Fleming and Bryan Robinson at receiver at The U.
For a better look at Restrepo as a player, check out his junior year HUDL highlights from St. Thomas Aquinas: