September 22, 2021

How UM can land a top ten 2021 class

The Miami Hurricanes are off to a strong start with the 2020 season and that means they have a chance to put together a special 2021 recruiting class. 

What type of class would it take for Miami to pull off a top ten level of class? 

That’s what we try to project while being somewhat realistic with this mock 2021 recruiting class.

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We are now roughly three months away from the early signing period in December and the Hurricanes own the No. 10 overall recruiting class in the country, according to the 247Sports Team Rankings. 

UM has 22 players committed, including five-star defensive prospects James Williams and Leonard Taylor.

Wide receiver Romello Brinson is the highest ranked offensive recruit on the commit list for the Hurricanes, checking in as the No. 136 overall player in the country, according to the 247Sports Composite. 

Offensive lineman Laurence Seymore, who hails out of Miami Central, is the second highest rated offensive commit for the Hurricanes. Seymore checks in as the No. 159 overall player in the country.

The Hurricanes have a big opportunity to sign a talented crop of prospects during this 2021 recruiting cycle.

South Florida is always deep with talent, but this 2021 cycle is an even stronger year than usual—and that could honestly be said for the entire state of Florida in this cycle. There is plenty of local talent for Miami to land.

The last time a local class was this deep with talent was during the 2018 cycle and the Hurricanes were able to sign the No. 8 overall class in the country that year.

Miami’s 2021 class is already full of local players.

Of UM’s 22 committed players, 17 are from Dade or Broward County. 

A strong 2020 season could help make UM’s already strong 2021 recruiting class special and so far the Hurricanes have handled their business in that regard. Miami has defeated UAB (31-14), Louisville (47-34), and Florida State (52-10) by an average margin of 24 points.

The Hurricanes are currently ranked No. 8 in the polls.

A good showing on the field would give the top local recruits a reason to come to Miami. 

What would Miami’s 2021 recruiting class look like if the Hurricanes had a very strong 2020 season? 

Read on for a look at a mock recruiting class for Miami holding onto a top ten recruiting ranking. Here is what it would take. 

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