The Miami Hurricanes got a much-needed boost to the 2022 recruiting class on Friday evening when Ft. Myers (FL) Bishop Verot 4-star ATH Chris Graves committed to the Canes.
4-star CB Chris Graves commits to Miami over LSU, Florida, and South Carolina. Bang. #Canes— StateOfTheU.com (@TheStateOfTheU) July 9, 2021
It’s Miami for Chris Graves. He breaks down his decision with @247Sports and shares why he’s headed to Coral Gables: https://t.co/73wijXmByv pic.twitter.com/DE35HQTIAn— Andrew Ivins (@Andrew_Ivins) July 9, 2021
I’m Home @Hayesfawcett3 pic.twitter.com/O6B6OCugwA— Chris “CG1” Graves Jr (@D1Chris239) July 9, 2021
A 6’1” 175lb prospect, Graves has been a standout on all 3 phases of the game (offense, defense, and special teams) for Bishop Verot. Graves did most of his damage on offense as a sophomore and junior, but has experience and is developing quickly at cornerback, which is where he’ll play for the Canes.
Only 16 years old at the time of his commitment, Graves is more than a year younger than most of his classmates. To already have shown the performance level that he has at such a young age should be very exciting for Canes fans. Graves is only beginning to scratch the surface of his immense potential at this time.
Getting Graves to commit is a big step for Miami, and also shows that the investment of time in recruiting his former HS teammate — 2021 signee Malik Curtis — has paid off tenfold with getting not only Curtis on the roster, but now adding a blue chip prospect in Graves as well.
Graves committed to Miami over a list of 28 other scholarship offers, and named finalists Florida, LSU, and South Carolina. He becomes Miami’s 4th commitment in the 2022 recruiting class, joining blue chip QB Jacurri Brown, blue chip CB Khamauri Rogers, and WR Landon Ibieta.
For a better look at the player Miami is getting in Graves, check out the HUDL highlights below: