Welcome to the Early Signing Period, Canes fans!
This living document will be updated with every signee today, as well as the decisions of other Canes targets as well.
Just housekeeping here.
4-star CB Earl Little Jr — son of Earl Little who played at Miami — signed with Alabama, as expected.
5-star DL Anthony Lucas, whose parents went to Miami as students, not athletes, signed with Texas A&M, as expected.
5-star DE Marvin Jones Jr, an FSU legacy, signed with Georgia over his father’s alma mater. Yet another in a long line of whiffs for FSU on the trail today.
Steve Wiltfong from 247sports noted that Miami is making a late run at 4-star DL Gracen Halten from San Diego. Halten is committed to Oregon and was recruited by Cristobal there. So the coach is looking to bridge a gap on the roster by potentially pulling one of the players committed to him on the West Coast over to the East Coast. Stay tuned here.
December 15, 2021
Everything’s coming up Miami! Ft. Lauderdale (FL) Dillard 4-star DE Nyjalik Kelly picks Miami over a host of blue chip programs!
#WelcomeToTheU, Nyjalik Kelly. All-American DE @Nyjalikkelly commits to the hometown #Canes over Auburn, Florida, LSU, FSU, Georgia, and many others. A MASSIVE recruiting win for Mario Cristobal and company. YOU LOVE TO SEE IT!!!! https://t.co/hr3UALzm4u pic.twitter.com/xo4bwKzcpq— StateOfTheU.com (@TheStateOfTheU) December 15, 2021
Kelly has also officially signed with Miami.
Just brought in a MONSTER talent.@nyjalikkelly is a Miami Hurricane! pic.twitter.com/oJvUE6EkZu— Canes Football (@CanesFootball) December 15, 2021
Oh, and also, Kelly’s HS teammate Devaughn Mortimer flipped.....from FSU to Louisville. LMAOOOOO yet ANOTHER L for Norvell and Co. on the trail today.
I love it!
Late rising CB Jaden Harris (Atlanta Riverwood HS) has committed to Miami over Georgia Tech, Kansas State, and Mizzou!
#WelcomeToTheU, Jaden Harris. A late rising CB from Atlanta has picked the #Canes over Georgia Tech, Kansas State, and Mizzou. https://t.co/VDL91wpFrz pic.twitter.com/epYVR7Fh8f— StateOfTheU.com (@TheStateOfTheU) December 15, 2021
Harris has also officially signed with Miami.
Welcome to The U, @jadenharrris! pic.twitter.com/Z9IkFulHTy— Canes Football (@CanesFootball) December 15, 2021
CB Khamauri Rogers has officially signed with Miami.
From Mississippi to Miami.@Khamauri1k is coming to stack the cornerback room! pic.twitter.com/4gbRQPrI5h— Canes Football (@CanesFootball) December 15, 2021
In the biggest recruiting stunner maybe EVER, #1 overall recruit Travis Hunter flips from Florida State to Deion Sanders’s Jackson State on signing day. No. That is NOT a typo. OMG OMG OMG OMG OMGGGGGGG
HOLY SHIT TRAVIS HUNTER COMMITS TO JACKSON STATE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!— StateOfTheU.com (@TheStateOfTheU) December 15, 2021
HE ACTUALLY DID IT!
THE BIGGEST SHOCK IN RECRUITING HISTORY JUST ABOUT
It’s OFFICIAL #jsu #gotigers @jacksonstatefb pic.twitter.com/UTyzMPgVH6— Travis Hunter (@TravisHunterJr) December 15, 2021
FSU IS IN SHAMBLES AND YOU LOVE TO SEE IT!!!!
LB Wesley Bissainthe officially signed with Miami.
Keeping an elite talent at home.— Canes Football (@CanesFootball) December 15, 2021
Welcome to The U, @behumblepapi! pic.twitter.com/LZ4yOVjX3f
4-star OT Julian Armella, thought by most to be signing with FSU today, has pushed back his signing date to February. The Miami native has played at St. Thomas Aquinas and Columbus, and Miami has been connected to his recruiting for multiple years. Not saying this is directly going to lead to a flip from his presumed destination to Miami, but Armella pushing things back COULD open the door for Miami and new coach Mario Cristobal to push here.
Per @ZBlostein247 we do not expect Julian Armella to sign today.— Josh Newberg (@joshnewberg247) December 15, 2021
S Markeith Williams officially signs with Miami.
A ballhawk on the back end.@MarkeithWilli10 is making his way down to Miami! pic.twitter.com/F83RDOq00k— Canes Football (@CanesFootball) December 15, 2021
WR Isaiah Horton officially signs with Miami
Welcome to the family, @isaiahhorton14! pic.twitter.com/mYgIWKdPpY— Canes Football (@CanesFootball) December 15, 2021
And I must have missed it while sleeping or working on Notebooks, but Sandersville (GA) 3-star OT Falentha “Flip” Carswell lived up to his name, and flipped his commitment from Miami and signed with Ole Miss.
QB Jacurri Brown is the first to officially sign with Miami today.
Just brought a ⭐️ into the QB room.— Canes Football (@CanesFootball) December 15, 2021
Welcome to The U, @Jacurri_Brown11! pic.twitter.com/4KDRsXpwFm
CB Chris Graves was the next to sign. Late SEC interest was noteworthy here, but he sticks with the Canes.
Bringing a playmaker down to Coral Gables.@D1Chris239 has signed on the dotted line pic.twitter.com/GoJLoQZ6CQ— Canes Football (@CanesFootball) December 15, 2021
Miami has a very small class at the moment with just 7 players committed heading into the day. However, there are several big fish Mario Cristobal is hoping to reel in starting today, but going through the rest of the early signing period this week, and into January/February for traditional signing day as well.
So hop in the comments and enjoy the day! There will be plenty of updates, and here’s hoping they’re good ones for the good guys from Coral Gables.