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Class Impact: Kingsley Eguakun exits

Class Impact: Kingsley Eguakun exits

Stefan Adams
2019 Sandalwood offensive lineman Kingsley Eguakun flipped his commitment from Miami to the Florida Gators yesterday afternoon coming off an official visit to UF.


The 6-3, 295-pounder is currently a 3-star in the national rankings. According to the 247Sports Composite, Eguakun is the #788 player nationally, #46 OG in the country, and the #104 player in the Sunshine State. His decommitment moves Miami’s 2019 class ranking down to #26 on 247Sports and #35 on Rivals.


The Background

Committing to Miami back in January of this year, Eguakun had been UM longest-tenured commitment in Surge19. Eguakun had been showing signs of wavering for months now, previously flirting with Auburn. After an official visit to the Tigers in September, Miami seemed to shut down any talk of Eguakun flipping with a great OV of their own on FSU weekend. Eguakun actually publicly shut down his recruitment last week; that was until UF got involved. UF was always going to be a troublesome offer in this recruitment, as Eguakun had always wanted to play for the Gators, and when it came last week, alarm-bells were going off around Hecht. After a great official to Gainesville this weekend, the childhood favorite won out here, and Eguakun will now be playing against Miami for the first game of his college career.


Future of the Class

Egaukun's decommitment brings the total class numbers down to 15, and leaves North Marion 4-star OT Michael Tarquin as the only offensive lineman in the class. This is no doubt a blow to the class, as UM was in love with Eguakun’s potential and completely sold on him as their center of the future.

The possible replacement for Eguakun has already been named, and that’s Miami Central 3-star Maurice Smith, who received his offer yesterday just before the Eguakun news broke. UM has actually been laying the groundwork with Smith for a few months now, bringing him in on multiple game day visits throughout the season. Smith really impressed against high-level competition on the off-season camp circuit and was considered the best offensive lineman on a loaded Rockets’ O-Line during his senior year. I was told Miami has always liked Smith’s game, but did not feel the need to take another center-type in this class with Eguakun already on board. With Eguakun gone now, UM will put everything into Smith to try and flip the Boston College commit, and he is certainly a major priority. As always, Miami will have to clear the hurdle that they ignored Smith in their own backyard for so long, but if they can, UM will be in a great position to make the flip.
 

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2019 Sandalwood offensive lineman Kingsley Eguakun flipped his commitment from Miami to the Florida Gators yesterday afternoon coming off an official visit to UF.


The 6-3, 295-pounder is currently a 3-star in the national rankings. According to the 247Sports Composite, Eguakun is the #788 player nationally, #46 OG in the country, and the #104 player in the Sunshine State. His decommitment moves Miami’s 2019 class ranking down to #26 on 247Sports and #35 on Rivals.


The Background

Committing to Miami back in January of this year, Eguakun had been UM longest-tenured commitment in Surge19. Eguakun had been showing signs of wavering for months now, previously flirting with Auburn. After an official visit to the Tigers in September, Miami seemed to shut down any talk of Eguakun flipping with a great OV of their own on FSU weekend. Eguakun actually publicly shut down his recruitment last week; that was until UF got involved. UF was always going to be a troublesome offer in this recruitment, as Eguakun had always wanted to play for the Gators, and when it came last week, alarm-bells were going off around Hecht. After a great official to Gainesville this weekend, the childhood favorite won out here, and Eguakun will now be playing against Miami for the first game of his college career.


Future of the Class

Egaukun's decommitment brings the total class numbers down to 15, and leaves North Marion 4-star OT Michael Tarquin as the only offensive lineman in the class. This is no doubt a blow to the class, as UM was in love with Eguakun’s potential and completely sold on him as their center of the future.

The possible replacement for Eguakun has already been named, and that’s Miami Central 3-star Maurice Smith, who received his offer yesterday just before the Eguakun news broke. UM has actually been laying the groundwork with Smith for a few months now, bringing him in on multiple game day visits throughout the season. Smith really impressed against high-level competition on the off-season camp circuit and was considered the best offensive lineman on a loaded Rockets’ O-Line during his senior year. I was told Miami has always liked Smith’s game, but did not feel the need to take another center-type in this class with Eguakun already on board. With Eguakun gone now, UM will put everything into Smith to try and flip the Boston College commit, and he is certainly a major priority. As always, Miami will have to clear the hurdle that they ignored Smith in their own backyard for so long, but if they can, UM will be in a great position to make the flip.

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That is unacceptable. I’ve tried to be rational but Stacey sereals can not be a coach at Miami any longer. If you can’t coach, can’t recruit, and can’t keep recruits then you are worthless in the college football world.

Smith may be decent but we can’t keep missing on first options at a position if need. It is true we beat Florida for superior guards last year but we clearly need depth at the position.
 
2019 Sandalwood offensive lineman Kingsley Eguakun flipped his commitment from Miami to the Florida Gators yesterday afternoon coming off an official visit to UF.


The 6-3, 295-pounder is currently a 3-star in the national rankings. According to the 247Sports Composite, Eguakun is the #788 player nationally, #46 OG in the country, and the #104 player in the Sunshine State. His decommitment moves Miami’s 2019 class ranking down to #26 on 247Sports and #35 on Rivals.


The Background

Committing to Miami back in January of this year, Eguakun had been UM longest-tenured commitment in Surge19. Eguakun had been showing signs of wavering for months now, previously flirting with Auburn. After an official visit to the Tigers in September, Miami seemed to shut down any talk of Eguakun flipping with a great OV of their own on FSU weekend. Eguakun actually publicly shut down his recruitment last week; that was until UF got involved. UF was always going to be a troublesome offer in this recruitment, as Eguakun had always wanted to play for the Gators, and when it came last week, alarm-bells were going off around Hecht. After a great official to Gainesville this weekend, the childhood favorite won out here, and Eguakun will now be playing against Miami for the first game of his college career.


Future of the Class

Egaukun's decommitment brings the total class numbers down to 15, and leaves North Marion 4-star OT Michael Tarquin as the only offensive lineman in the class. This is no doubt a blow to the class, as UM was in love with Eguakun’s potential and completely sold on him as their center of the future.

The possible replacement for Eguakun has already been named, and that’s Miami Central 3-star Maurice Smith, who received his offer yesterday just before the Eguakun news broke. UM has actually been laying the groundwork with Smith for a few months now, bringing him in on multiple game day visits throughout the season. Smith really impressed against high-level competition on the off-season camp circuit and was considered the best offensive lineman on a loaded Rockets’ O-Line during his senior year. I was told Miami has always liked Smith’s game, but did not feel the need to take another center-type in this class with Eguakun already on board. With Eguakun gone now, UM will put everything into Smith to try and flip the Boston College commit, and he is certainly a major priority. As always, Miami will have to clear the hurdle that they ignored Smith in their own backyard for so long, but if they can, UM will be in a great position to make the flip.
The entire Power 5 playing chess while we're pocket poolin' it SMFH.
 
We did well in each year before this offensive line debacle this tear. Recruiting many good players and flipping others in the offensive line. This year can only be one thing performance of the offense (play calling) and total lack of development of offensive linemen (Searels). Other schools were probably pointing out how we have had recruits for years in the O-line and how they have not developed.
 
2019 Sandalwood offensive lineman Kingsley Eguakun flipped his commitment from Miami to the Florida Gators yesterday afternoon coming off an official visit to UF.


The 6-3, 295-pounder is currently a 3-star in the national rankings. According to the 247Sports Composite, Eguakun is the #788 player nationally, #46 OG in the country, and the #104 player in the Sunshine State. His decommitment moves Miami’s 2019 class ranking down to #26 on 247Sports and #35 on Rivals.


The Background

Committing to Miami back in January of this year, Eguakun had been UM longest-tenured commitment in Surge19. Eguakun had been showing signs of wavering for months now, previously flirting with Auburn. After an official visit to the Tigers in September, Miami seemed to shut down any talk of Eguakun flipping with a great OV of their own on FSU weekend. Eguakun actually publicly shut down his recruitment last week; that was until UF got involved. UF was always going to be a troublesome offer in this recruitment, as Eguakun had always wanted to play for the Gators, and when it came last week, alarm-bells were going off around Hecht. After a great official to Gainesville this weekend, the childhood favorite won out here, and Eguakun will now be playing against Miami for the first game of his college career.


Future of the Class

Egaukun's decommitment brings the total class numbers down to 15, and leaves North Marion 4-star OT Michael Tarquin as the only offensive lineman in the class. This is no doubt a blow to the class, as UM was in love with Eguakun’s potential and completely sold on him as their center of the future.

The possible replacement for Eguakun has already been named, and that’s Miami Central 3-star Maurice Smith, who received his offer yesterday just before the Eguakun news broke. UM has actually been laying the groundwork with Smith for a few months now, bringing him in on multiple game day visits throughout the season. Smith really impressed against high-level competition on the off-season camp circuit and was considered the best offensive lineman on a loaded Rockets’ O-Line during his senior year. I was told Miami has always liked Smith’s game, but did not feel the need to take another center-type in this class with Eguakun already on board. With Eguakun gone now, UM will put everything into Smith to try and flip the Boston College commit, and he is certainly a major priority. As always, Miami will have to clear the hurdle that they ignored Smith in their own backyard for so long, but if they can, UM will be in a great position to make the flip.

If a kid can be slow played by a school till November and soon as they pounce he flips, there had to have been warning signs he was wavering in Coral Gables. HAD to be. And if so, Maurice Smith should've been offered as soon as those warning signs first showed themselves. Waiting until the week of the flip is negligent and careless. Maybe Maurice saves their ass like Jarren did last season. Maybe he doesn't.

Either way. You don't wait until the Titanic is half sunk to find a life boat. Soon as the ship hits choppy waters (never mind a whole Auburn-sized iceberg) you should be making sure you're nearer to that life boat than anyone else. Searels and Richt are in the middle of the Atlantic (or the Coastal) holding onto a door or some ****. This is RIDICULOUS.
 
If a kid can be slow played by a school till November and soon as they pounce he flips, there had to have been warning signs he was wavering in Coral Gables. HAD to be. And if so, Maurice Smith should've been offered as soon as those warning signs first showed themselves. Waiting until the week of the flip is negligent and careless. Maybe Maurice saves their ass like Jarren did last season. Maybe he doesn't.

Either way. You don't wait until the Titanic is half sunk to find a life boat. Soon as the ship hits choppy waters (never mind a whole Auburn-sized iceberg) you should be making sure you're nearer to that life boat than anyone else. Searels and Richt are in the middle of the Atlantic (or the Coastal) holding onto a door or some ****. This is RIDICULOUS.

This !!
If they knew a GAYtor offer would be trouble.....then they had to anticipate that the GAYtors would eventually offer. It’s inexcusable that they they are now trying to catch up.
 
Richt accepts mediocrity on the field, from his coaching staff, and from his own family.

Recruiting will eventually become mediocre as well. It’s just happening a lot quicker than we thought.
 
Miami fans: cry because Miami signs "too many" three stars

Also Miami fans: cry when those 3 star decommit

Not so much about 3 stars decommiting....it’s about with what and how those 3 stars are being replaced.
In this case it’s apparently something they should have been prepared for since they knew a GAYtor offer would be trouble.
 

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