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Miami-Northwestern tops Miami-Palmetto; Week 10 recruit schedule

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Two Dade County high schools play Thursday night thriller that features seven Hurricane commitments

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Miami Hurricanes coach Manny Diaz leaves the field after Miami’s close loss to Florida in August 2019.
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The future Miami Hurricane stars were out yet again at Traz Powell Stadium in Miami on Thursday night.

Miami-Northwestern topped Miami-Palmetto 17-7 in a game that featured seven Hurricane verbal commitments in the class of 2021.

Northwestern’s Romello Brinson, Kamren Kinchens, Tim Burns Jr., and Kahlil Brantley are all committed to Miami while Leonard Taylor, Savion Collins and Brashard Smith are the Palmetto players currently verbally committed.

The most notable matchup of the night saw Brinson matched up against Florida verbal commitment Jason Marshall at cornerback.

Statistics were not immediately available after the game but Brinson was able to find some space and make some catches on Marshall.

Burns Jr. intercepted a pass and blocked a field goal for Northwestern in the win.

Taylor proved to be very difficult to block on Thursday night from his defensive tackle position. He was very disruptive in the backfield throughout the game.

Both Palmetto (8A) and Northwestern (5A) start the FHSAA playoffs next week.

Several other games for Hurricane commitments are on deck tonight, including a big one on each coast of Florida.

2021 five-star recruit James Williams will lead Plantation American-Heritage against Fort Lauderdale-St. Thomas Aquinas tonight at 8pm. The game will be broadcast on ESPN2.

These two Broward County private school powers are loaded with talent and should play a competitive game.

On Florida’s west coast, Fort Myers-Bishop Verot and 2021 athlete Malik Curtis will take on Naples-Palmetto Ridge on the road at 7pm.

Curtis, who has six touchdowns in his last two games, will face arguably his highest caliber of competition of the season tonight in undefeated Palmetto Ridge, which features Nebraska verbal commitment Kamonte Grimes. The Bears have given up just 27 points in six wins this season and have pitched four shutouts.

Other Miami Hurricane verbal commitments that will be in action tonight include:

2021 offensive lineman Laurence Seymore and 2023 wide receiver Lamar Seymore: Immokalee at Miami-Central, 7:30pm, Traz Powell Stadium, Class 6A-Region 4 play-in game

2021 wide receiver Jacolby George: Plantation at Deerfield Beach, 7pm

2021 linebacker Tyler Johnson: Miami-Killian vs. Miami-Carol City, 7pm, Tropical Park

2021 tight end Elijah Arroyo: Frisco (Tx.)-Independence at Wakeland (Tx.), 8pm

2021 linebacker Deshawn Troutman: Orlando-Boone at Orlando-Edgewater, 7pm

2021 defensive lineman Thomas Davis: Valdosta (Ga.) Lowndes at Norman Park (Ga.) Colquitt County, 7:30pm

2021 kicker Andres Borregales: Hialeah-Champagnat Catholic at Belle Glade-Glades Day, 7:30pm, Class 2A-Region 4 play-in game

2022 defensive lineman Brandon Cleveland: Tampa-Carrollwood Day at Seffner Christian, 7:30pm