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.
4-star CB Damari Brown’s signing has been confirmed by Miami.
Ballhawk. Lockdown. Playmaker.— Canes Football (@CanesFootball) December 21, 2022
Can't wait to have @db2_era join the secondary room!
5-star OT Francis Mauigoa’s signing has been confirmed by Miami.
Just made a MONSTER addition in the trenches... No one in the country better than @FrancisMauigoa to join this offensive line force.— Canes Football (@CanesFootball) December 21, 2022
Mario Cristobal mentioned both players by name, which can only be done once their NLI’s have been received.
5-star OT Francis Mauigoa and 4-star CB Damari Brown are both officially Miami Hurricanes.
Former Washington State LB Francisco Mauigoa, brother of 5-star OT Francis Mauigoa, has committed to transfer to Miami.
BREAKING: Miami adds ideal size and production in former Washington State LB Francisco Mauigoa.— Gaby Urrutia (@GabyUrrutia247) December 21, 2022
The older brother of 5-star OL Francis Mauigoa was the Cougars third-highest graded defender in 2022.https://t.co/JST3V4WGQM pic.twitter.com/nT71mih5hU
American Heritage 4-star CB Damari Brown commits to Miami over Alabama and Florida State!
Win some lose some. Texas A&M transfer DL Tunmise Adeleye picks Michigan State over Miami.
Giving out favors held me back... Standing on business now pic.twitter.com/ta0YOtd94B— Tunmise Adeleye (@OTK4Ltunmise) December 21, 2022
Surprise! Miami signed an Australian punter. Welcome to the U, Dylan Joyce!
Traveled across the world to ink a punter for this signing class - safe to say we've got an pipeline going strong.— Canes Football (@CanesFootball) December 21, 2022
Welcome to The U, Dylan Joyce!
A bit of transfer news: Georgia State DL Thomas Gore picks Miami for his transfer destination. One of the most productive G5 linemen in the country last season.
The Dillard HS pipeline is strong with DB Antione Jackson signing his NLI to Miami as well. HS teammate of Christopher Johnson.
Miami continues to add elite speed to the roster with RB Christopher Johnson
4-star ATH Collins Acheampong has signed with Miami. He’s a developmental EDGE with incredible measurables and potential.
From Ghana to California now to Coral Gables - welcome to the family, @collins_xi— Canes Football (@CanesFootball) December 21, 2022
6-foot-7. 250 pounds. Dominant pass rusher.
Miami got their signal caller in the 2023 class as QB Emory Williams signs with Miami
The IMG pipeline continues as OL Antonio Tripp signing with Miami
Physicality and toughness in the trenches ✅— Canes Football (@CanesFootball) December 21, 2022
Offensive line room just got a lot better.
Let's get to work, @AntTripp71!
3 sport athlete/TE Jackson Carver has signed with Miami
Georgia LB Marcellius Pulliam is the latest player to sign with Miami
A week ago, he led Sandy Creek to a state championship.— Canes Football (@CanesFootball) December 21, 2022
Today, he's a Miami Hurricane. Let's get to work, @MarcelliusP8!
Miami adds an elite OL prospect in 5-star Tackle Samson Okunlola
A consensus five-star prospect and one of the best offensive linemen in the nation.— Canes Football (@CanesFootball) December 21, 2022
Welcome to The U, @SAMSONOKUNLOLA_!
This gets its own line here. Apparently 5-star CB Cormani McClain won’t sign today. That’s a surprising bit of news. And, maybe a bit unsettling for Miami in their pursuit of the elite corner. Stay tuned.
FALSE ALARM!!!!— Kaishay (@Kaishay5) December 21, 2022
THERE WILL BE NO SIGNING FOR @CormaniMcClain2 TODAY….
SORRY FOR THE INCONVENIENCE!!!
Miami continues to add players on defense with LB/S Kaleb Spencer the latest to sign
One of the best defensive backs in the country has signed on the dotted line.— Canes Football (@CanesFootball) December 21, 2022
Let's do it, @kalebspencer8!
TEU is going strong with Riley Williams the next player to sign.
Another Georgia player, but one who’s actually from Miami, LB Raul Aguirre was next to sign with Miami.
He's got deep ties to the 3-0-5, and now he's coming home.— Canes Football (@CanesFootball) December 21, 2022
One of the best linebackers in the country. Time to work, @lRaulAguirre!
Georgia State Champion DT Joshua Horton has signed with Miami
Don't let his big frame fool you - @jcfromda404 is a monster in the trenches.— Canes Football (@CanesFootball) December 21, 2022
Over 100 tackles as a senior and led his team to a Georgia 6A state championship.
How's that for a resume? Let's WORK, Josh! [U hands]
The Washington twins have signed. First up was WR Robby
This man is addicted to the end zone.— Canes Football (@CanesFootball) December 21, 2022
When in doubt, give @RobbyWashingt10 the ball - he doesn't know anything other than MAKING PLAYS.
From Palmetto to The U, this dynamo is a HURRICANE.
And LB Bobby was right behind him
Absolutely relentless. He'll sprint sideline to sideline, knock your helmet off and get right back up for more.— Canes Football (@CanesFootball) December 21, 2022
The way he plays, he was born to be a Hurricane.
The legacy at #LinebackerU continues - welcome home, Bobby, Jr.!
Next to sign with Miami was Australian-native OL Frankie Tinilau
Another monster in the trenches.— Canes Football (@CanesFootball) December 21, 2022
One of the toughest linemen in Dade County came all the way from Australia.
Now, he's finally home. Welcome to the family, @FrankieTinilau!
Another player Miami was making a late run at, 4-star S Derek Williams, decided not to delay his signing and instead inked with the Texas Longhorns.
Dade county LEGEND EDGE Rueben “Hurricane” Bain signed with Miami
Four state championships in a row. 58.5 sacks in the last two years.— Canes Football (@CanesFootball) December 21, 2022
All-Dade, All-American, Nat Moore Award winner, Dade County legend.
What more needs to be said?
Next, RB Mark Fletcher signed.
LB Malik Bryant joined him in siging moments later
Physical. Explosive. Instinctive.@Malik5Bryant is everything you'd want in a linebacker, and now he's a Hurricane.— Canes Football (@CanesFootball) December 21, 2022
Next to sign, IMG EDGE Jayden Wayne
Feared pass rusher. Freaky athlete. Unstoppable motor. All-American Bowl invitee.— Canes Football (@CanesFootball) December 21, 2022
However you want to describe him, we'll just go with this: MIAMI HURRICANE.
Let's get to it, @JaydenWayne8
Also of note, Miami made a late run at CB Sharif Denson. But, despite Miami’s efforts, Denson ended up signing with Florida. Can’t flip ‘em all, I guess.
First to sign this year: WR Nathaniel “Ray Ray” Joseph
First one to sign on the dotted line this morning? None other than one of the best PLAYMAKERS in the country.— Canes Football (@CanesFootball) December 21, 2022
An electrifying athlete - made in Dade, stayed in Dade ⚡️
Let's get to work, @rayraythaboy
Then ATH/DB Robert Stafford signed
Any secondary in the country would want @1robertstafford.— Canes Football (@CanesFootball) December 21, 2022
We're adding one of the best players in the class and a DB to the backfield.
Then OL Tommy Kinsler signed
It all starts in the trenches, and we're fired up to add one of the most powerful in America to our offensive line room.— Canes Football (@CanesFootball) December 21, 2022
Let's do it, @tommykinsler!
Lots of early NLI submissions. You love to see it. Notebooks starting to fly now!!!
Miami has an ELITE class, the kind of class you expected when they hired Mario Cristobal to come reconstruct the program. Going into the Early Signing Period, Miami holds 24 commitments, including a trio of 5-stars, a slew of 4 stars, and some talented 3-stars, a few of whom should absolutely be ranked higher than they are. Even with this monster group committed 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. And that’s not even mentioning the Transfer Portal, which is sure to be a boon for Miami 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.