This is the weekend the recruiting junkies around the country (world?) have been waiting for: the return of Official Visits!!!!!!
Teams and players are looking forward to the mother of all recruiting events: the Official Visit. Teams pay to fly players (and sometimes selected family members) in for a packed itinerary of curated events and experiences. This is all in the effort to get the player to decide to pick the school and join the roster for the future.
With no further ado, let’s look at the players coming to Coral Gables (and some going elsewhere) this weekend. REMINDER: recruiting is a fluid situation, so changes to the list can happen, and unofficial visitors — players paying their own way to Miami to visit campus and interact with coaches, players, and other recruits — can happen as well. The named players are expect to attend as official visitors.
Oxford (AL) 4-star CB Trequan Fegans. A long and lean 6’2” CB, Fegans is the kind of player that teams all over the country want to add to their roster. He’s taking his first visit to Miami this weekend, but is coming fresh off an unofficial/camp visit to Alabama. A top 75 player in this class, Fegans would be the kind of talent at CB that Miami has seldom gotten on the roster in recent years.
Lafayette (LA) Christian Academy 3-star CB Jordan Allen. A talented and underrated recruit, Allen continues to build his connection to The U. Allen was just on campus on Tuesday for the First Day Out Cookout, and is back in the Gables for his official this weekend. If you’re looking for a player who could potentially commit this weekend or in the near future, Allen would be at or atop that list. But, nothing is certain so remain calm if he waits to take more visits (on deck in June) before he makes a choice.
Fort Myers (FL) Bishop Verot 4-star ATH/CB Chris Graves. After getting Malik Curtis from Bishop Verot last year, Miami looks to add his former HS teammate Graves in this class. Like Curtis, Graves has track speed (though not as fast) and plays both ways for Bishop Verot, but unlike Curtis, Graves has more experience and proficiency on defense. Look for Miami to push hard here just as they will for Allen.
Federal Way (WA) Todd Beamer 4-star OT Malik Agbo. The biggest visitor on the list, Agbo is making his way from the Pacific Northwest to Miami’s idyllic Coral Gables campus this weekend. A 6’6” 320lb Tackle, Agbo brings size, potential, and skill to the table. Future visits to LSU and Oklahoma loom, but Miami is in a perfect spot to make a big move with Agbo this weekend.
Ft. Lauderdale (FL) Stranahan 3-star LB Omar Graham Jr. Don’t be fooled by the star ranking here, Graham Jr. is a dynamic and athletic defender at the 2nd level. He has the kind of athleticism that Miami greatly covets at LB. Graham has visits to FSU, Auburn, and Penn State upcoming, so Miami has plenty of competition to get his commitment to the team.
Henderson (NV) Liberty 3-star ATH Anthony Jones. While some teams out West like Jones on defense, Miami is recruiting the 6’5” 242lb athlete at Tight End. And it’s been reported that Jones’s preference is to play offense in college so that’s a good thing for Miami. The last TE from the Las Vegas area to play for the Canes did pretty well here — that’s Brevin Jordan in case you forgot — and Jones could be the next in line.
Fort Valley (GA) Peach County 3-star DT Quentel Jones. Jones is a versatile DL from Georgia who has played inside and outside in HS. Miami, and others, are recruiting him to stay inside. DL Coach Jess Simpson is a Georgia HSFB coaching legend and well renowned for his recruiting and player development. But, with spaces in this class limited, and Miami likely only taking 1 or 2 interior DL, there may not be room for Jones. We’ll see.
While Miami is hosting prospects here, other teams are getting players on their campuses as well. Here’s a quick list of some visits elsewhere to note.
5-star EDGE Shemar Stewart - LSU. One of the best players in the country, Stewart visited Miami twice this weekend. That has the Canes feeling more connected in his recruitment, but LSU, and others, loom large. This will be a battle until someone receives his NLI, likely in December.
4-star OT Julian Armella - LSU. LSU just got Marcus Dumervil at OT from St. Thomas Aquinas, and the Tigers look to make a move with Armella, who is back at Aquinas for his senior year. Another big visit to watch.
5-star S Kamari Wilson - Georgia. Georgia is far and away the favorite for Wilson. He could even be on commit watch this weekend.
4-star LB Wesley Bissainthe - West Virginia
4-star CB Jacolby Spells - West Virginia
3-star WR Quan Lee - West Virginia. Lee is one of two commitments for Miami at present (along with QB Jacurri Brown). He’ll visit Coral Gables next weekend.
4-star LB Demario Tolan - Tennessee
3-star OT Daughtry Richardson - Arizona State
And with that, the table is set for the first Official Visit weekend in more than a year. And with it, we bring back the OV weekend poll, and we’ll be watching the movement unfold for Miami and others in the weeks and months to come.
Over/Under 0.5: How Many Commitments will Miami receive this weekend?
This poll is closed
Way over (2+)