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Top Recruit Darnell Washington Puts Miami In Top 5

The top tight end in the country puts Miami in top 5

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Washington tweeted out a Top 5 on Tuesday morning. While the tweet is incomplete (you’ll see what I mean), he implies the top 3 released on Instagram Monday night was inaccurate.

Either way, Miami is still on the list. So, that’s a good thing.

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It wasn’t a perfect weekend for the Miami Hurricanes, but they did receive some great news on Monday evening. Five-star tight end Darnell Washington (Desert Pines High School, Las Vegas) put UM on his top 3 list, announcing it on his Instagram. The other programs are the Georgia Bulldogs and Tennessee Volunteers.

247Sports has Washington listed as the number two ranked athlete in the entire country and 20th overall prospect for the 2020 class, and if you’ve seen clips of him, you’ll know why. Standing at 6-foot-7 and weighing 260 pounds, Washington can run like a deer and is nearly impossible to cover.

He’s unofficially visited Miami twice already, once in April and then again in June when he attended Paradise Camp, where he put on a show. While there, he connected with Miami commit, 2020 quarterback Tyler Van Dyke.

Washington has noted that he’s aware and impressed with the tight ends that Miami has been able to produce over the years.

“That’s TEU (tight end university). Everyone talks about using the tight end but with Miami, you can see it and they’re tradition at the position is really strong,” Washington told 247Sports back in July.

Most recently, the Hurricanes have sophomore Brevin Jordan, also out of Las Vegas, who put on a show against the Florida Gators on Saturday, snagging five receptions for 88 yards and a touchdown.

They also have Will Mallory who’s expected to take a big step this year. Washington realizes that UM is known for developing tight ends, and will continue to do so with Dan Enos running the offense.

Darnell isn’t expected to make an announcement until January at the Under Armour All-American Game.