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Oh look! Miami added yet another blue chip 2021 player as former Tennessee signee Brown picks Miami.

State of the U Illustration by Mike Meredith

The Miami Hurricanes added yet another dynamic blue chip talent to the team on Monday evening when Lilburn (GA) Parkview 4-star RB Cody Brown announced his commitment to The U.

A 4-star recruit on the 247sports composite, Brown is a top 10 RB in the country for the 2021 cycle.

Throughout the past recruiting cycle, Brown’s recruitment was focused on the SEC. And, after weighing his options, Brown committed to Tennessee in May 2020, and signed with the Vols in December.

Things became interesting for Brown, and the other Tennessee signees, when the Volunteers fired Jeremy Pruitt on January 18th. That move, which came less than a month after the Early Signing Period, and just weeks before the traditional signing day in February, was a shock and had Brown — and others — reconsidering their decisions.

With the head coach of the team he signed with suddenly gone, Brown requested, and was granted, a release from his National Letter of Intent (NLI) with Tennessee. Once back on the market, a plethora of teams reached out to the talented back. Including the Miami Hurricanes.

Over the course of the next 2-ish months, Brown grew a connection with RB coach Eric Hickson and TE coach Stephen Field. And, based upon that growing connection, the iconic brand of the Miami Hurricanes, and the desire to add his prodigious talent to a top team, Brown announced his commitment to the Canes on March 8th.

Brown is the latest blue chip RB to join the Canes roster. He joins Thad Franklin at that position in this class, and that pair follows behind another pair of blue chip RBs from last class: Donald Chaney Jr. and Jaylan Knighton. And that’s not even to mention the longest tenured player at the RB position: Cam’Ron Harris. Suffice it to say that Miami’s RB room is very well stocked with talent.

Brown brings a combination of size and speed to the RB room and helps Miami continue to get more physical at that position. With more than 5,200 yards and 65 TDs rushing and another 32 TDs receiving in his HS career, Brown is a dynamic and incredibly productive player at his position. He may lack true top-end speed, but that hasn’t stopped him, and won’t stop him, from having a major impact on the field of play.

For a look at the back that Miami is adding with Brown, take a look at his HUDL highlights below:

Welcome to the U, Cody!