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Miami Hurricanes High School Recruit Game Schedule: Week One

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Several Hurricane commitments and targets will be featured on the ESPN family of networks this weekend

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Miami Hurricanes head coach Manny Diaz walks the field during warmups before the Miami spring game at Camping World Stadium in April. Diaz will be keeping an eye on Miami’s 2020 and 2021 recruits as many open their high school seasons this weekend.
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High school football in South Florida and around the country has officially kicked off and several Miami Hurricane verbal commitments and targets will be playing on the ESPN family of networks this weekend.

Miami Central features two 2021 Hurricane verbal commitments in offensive lineman Laurence Seymore and linebacker Chamon Metayer.

Seymore, Metayer and his Rocket teammates will host Baltimore (Md.) Saint Frances Academy on Saturday at noon at Traz Powell Stadium in Miami. The game will be broadcast on ESPN.

Saint Frances is led by Alabama verbal commit Chris Braswell, a 5-star defensive end according to 247Sports and safety Jordan Toles, a 4-star according to 247Sports who is committed to LSU.

Saint Frances is ranked No.6 in the USA Today Preseason Super 25 while Miami Central is ranked No.15.

In addition to Miami Central 2021 duo, Quentin Williams (2020 Mallard Creek defensive end), Xavier Restrepo (2020 Deerfield Beach wide receiver) and other Cane targets will be playing on an ESPN station this weekend.

See below for a complete breakdown of the opening game schedules of the players Manny Diaz and the Miami Hurricane coaching staff have committed for 2020 and 2021 and are keeping a close eye on for 2020.

Class of 2020 Verbal Commitments

Quarterback

Tyler Van Dyke, Suffield (Ct.) Academy: According to MaxPreps, Van Dyke and Suffield don’t open their season until September 21.

Running Back

Don Chaney, Miami Belen Jesuit: Chaney rushed for a touchdown on Wednesday night in Belen’s 41-7 loss to rival Miami Columbus. Andrew Ivins of 247Sports reported that Chaney finished the game with 61 yards on 17 carries but left in the third quarter with cramps and did not return.

Wide Receivers

Michael Redding III, Bradenton IMG Academy: The Ascenders, ranked No.7 in the USA Today Preseason Super 25, will travel to take on Venice tonight at 7:30pm at Venice High School.

Marcus Fleming, Miami Northwestern: The Bulls will open the season on the road at Fort Lauderdale Cardinal Gibbons at 7:30pm tonight.

Xavier Restrepo, Deerfield Beach: Restrepo will open his senior season in a classic Broward vs. Dade matchup when Deerfield Beach takes on Carol City on Saturday at 4pm at Traz Powell Stadium. The game will be broadcast on ESPNU.

Tight End

Dominic Mammarelli, Naples: The Golden Eagles will open the season with a road game at Sarasota Riverview tonight at 7:30pm.

Offensive Line

Jalen Rivers, Orange Park Oakleaf: Oakleaf will open the season on the road tonight at 7pm against rival Orange Park.

Antonio Smith, Ocala Vanguard: Vanguard defeated Gainesville on Thursday night 33-15 to open the season 1-0.

Chris Washington, Nashville (Tn.) Overton: The Bobcats take on Hendersonville (Tn.) Pope John Paul II tonight at 7pm.

Defensive Line

Chantz Williams, Orange Park Oakleaf: Oakleaf will open the season on the road tonight at 7pm against rival Orange Park.

Willie Moise, Hollywood Cheminade-Madonna: The defending Class 3A state champion Lions open the season with Hollywood McArthur tonight at 7pm.

Elijah Roberts, Miami Columbus: Roberts served as a captain for the Explorers in their 41-7 blow out victory over rival Miami Belen Jesuit.

Tre’von Riggins, St. Petersburg Lakewood: The Spartans open the season with rival St. Petersburg tonight at home at 7pm.

Quentin Williams, Charlotte (N.C.) Mallard Creek: Williams and his Mallard Creek teammates will take on Dutch Fork (S.C.) tonight at 6pm. The game will be broadcast on ESPN2.

Linebackers

Romello Height, Dublin (Ga.): Dublin will open the season with Twin City (Ga.) Emanuel County Institute tonight at 7:30pm.

Tirek Austin-Cave, Camden (N.J.): According to MaxPreps, Camden does not open the regular season until September 6.

Alvin Mathis, Largo: The Packers play their first regular season game tonight on the road against Braden River at 7:30pm.

Corey Flagg, Houston (Tx.) North Shore: North Shore will take on Katy (Tx.) on Thursday, August 29 at 7pm on ESPNU in both teams’ season opener.

Defensive Backs

Jaiden Francois, Homestead South Dade: The Buccaneers have a bye this week and open the regular season with rival Homestead on Friday, August 30th.

Keshawn Washington, Homestead South Dade: The Buccaneers have a bye this week and open the regular season with rival Homestead on Friday, August 30th.

Daran Branch, Amite (La.): According to MaxPreps, the Warriors do not open the regular season until September 6.

Marcus Clarke, Winter Park: The Wildcats host Wekiva tonight at 7pm in both teams’ season opener.

Justin Hodges, Davie Western: Western opens its season tonight against Miramar Everglades on the road at 7pm.

Class of 2020 Uncommitted Players of Interest

Wide Receivers

Dazalin Worsham, Trussville (Al.) Hewitt-Trussville: Worsham’s Huskies open the regular season tonight against Pinson Valley (Al.).

Tight End

Darnell Washington, Desert Pines (Nv.): According to MaxPreps, Desert Pines does not open the regular season until August 30.

Offensive Line

Issiah Walker Jr., Miami Norland: The Vikings open the season with a trip to Miramar tonight in a game that will kickoff at 7pm.

Marcus Dumervil, Fort Lauderdale St. Thomas Aquinas: Aquinas, who is ranked No.1 in the USA Today Preseason Super 25, will open its season at Concord (Ca.) De La Salle tonight at 9:30pm. The game will be broadcast on ESPNU.

Cayden Baker, Fort Myers: The Green Wave will host Sebring tonight at 7pm.

Defensive Line

Donell Harris, Miami Gulliver Prep: Harris will make his Raider debut today at 4pm when Gulliver Prep hosts Coral Gables in both team’s season opener.

Westley Neal, Miami Gulliver Prep: Neal is expected to start when Gulliver Prep takes on Coral Gables today at 4pm.

Jaylen Harrell, Tampa Berkeley Prep: The Buccaneers will take on Clearwater Central Catholic tonight at 7pm.

Linebackers

Justin Flowe, Upland (Ca.): Upland suffered a season-opening 21-14 loss to La Habra (Ca.) last night but Flowe rushed for a touchdown and made a tackle that has garnered some attention on social media in the loss. See it below.

Defensive Backs

Brian George, Highland (Ks.) Community College: The Belle Glade native will open the season with the Scotties on Saturday at 7pm with a trip to Fort Scott Community College.

Avantae Williams, DeLand: The Bulldogs take on Daytona Beach Mainland on the road tonight at 7pm in both teams’ season opener.

Brian Balom, Miramar: Balom’s Patriots will open against Miami Norland at home at 7pm tonight.

Class of 2021 Verbal Commitments

Running Back

Thad Franklin, Hollywood Chaminade-Madonna: The defending Class 3A state champion Lions open the season with Hollywood McArthur tonight at 7pm.

Wide Receivers

Romello Brinson, Miami Northwestern: The Bulls will open the season on the road at Fort Lauderdale Cardinal Gibbons at 7:30pm tonight.

Jacolby George, Plantation: The Colonels start the season with a road trip to Coral Springs Taravella tonight at 7pm.

Frederick Eaford, Hialeah: Eaford and the Thoroughbreds will open with Hialeah-Miami Lakes tonight at 7:30pm at Milander Stadium in Hialeah.

Kahlil Brantley, Miami Northwestern: The Bulls will open the season on the road at Fort Lauderdale Cardinal Gibbons at 7:30pm tonight.

Offensive Line

Laurence Seymore, Miami Central: Central will host Baltimore (Md.) St. Frances Academy on Saturday at noon at Traz Powell Stadium. Seymore and the rest of the Rocket offensive line will be tasked with containing Chris Braswell, a 5-star recruit according to 247Sports who is committed to Alabama.

Defensive Line

Savion Collins, Miami Palmetto: Palmetto drilled Miami Killian 41-7 to open the season with a victory on Thursday night.

Linebackers

Chamon Metayer, Miami Central: The Rockets will open their season on Saturday at noon at Traz Powell Stadium in a matchup with Baltimore (Md.) St. Frances Academy.

Tyler Johnson, Homestead South Dade: The Buccaneers have a bye this week and open the regular season with rival Homestead on Friday, August 30th.

Cortez McKenzie, St. Petersburg Lakewood: The Spartans open the season with rival St. Petersburg tonight at home at 7pm.

Defensive Backs

Tim Burns Jr., Miami Northwestern: The Bulls will open the season on the road at Fort Lauderdale Cardinal Gibbons at 7:30pm tonight.

Kicker

Andres Borregales, Hollywood Chaminade-Madonna: The defending Class 3A state champion Lions open the season with Hollywood McArthur tonight at 7pm.

Poll

What opening weekend high school football game are you most excited about?

This poll is closed

  • 8%
    Bradenton IMG at Venice
    (2 votes)
  • 12%
    Miami Northwestern at Fort Lauderdale Cardinal Gibbons
    (3 votes)
  • 16%
    Deerfield Beach at Carol City
    (4 votes)
  • 32%
    Fort Lauderdale St. Thomas Aquinas at Concord (Ca.) De La Salle
    (8 votes)
  • 28%
    Baltimore (Md.) Saint Frances at Miami Central
    (7 votes)
  • 0%
    Charlotte (N.C.) Mallard Creek at Irmo (S.C.) Dutch Fork
    (0 votes)
  • 0%
    Miami Norland at Miramar
    (0 votes)
  • 4%
    Other (leave answer in comments)
    (1 vote)
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