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Miami Mentions: 2020 Top247 July Update

Miami Mentions: 2020 Top247 July Update

Stefan Adams
The newest update of the 247Sports Top247 for the 2020 class was just released today.

And there was plenty of movement in the most recent version of the rankings, as there were tons of movers and shakers after another round of camps and evaluations revealed new insight on the rising junior class.

How did Miami and Category20 do? Well, from the last update in spring, Miami's total stayed the same at 4, as they added DE Chantz Williams to the fold but lost WR Bryan Robinson. However, each of Miami's 4 commits in the rankings fell, although they were all relatively minor changes. Williams dropped the most with a 27 spot fall, while RB Don Chaney continues to pace the class and is the highest ranked commit at #60 overall.

There were also plenty of Hurricanes' targets that made an appearance on the Top247, reflecting yet another deep pool of talent that Miami is in on this year.

Without further delay, here's a handy, dandy list of the Miami commits and targets in the newest Top247.


Miami Commits (New Rank/Old Rank/Change)

RB Don Chaney
: 60 <-- 51 (-9)

DE Chantz Williams: 76 <-- 49 (-27)

WR Marcus Fleming: 127 <-- 115 (-12)

OT Jalen Rivers: 232 <-- 231 (-1)


Miami Targets (New Rank/Old Rank/Change)

LB Justin Flowe
: 6 <-- 6 (N/A)

CB Elias Ricks: 9 <-- 9 (N/A)

ATH Darnell Washington: 20 <-- 17 (-3)

TE Theo Johnson: 75 <-- 243 (+168)

S Avantae Williams: 110 <-- 118 (+8)

OT Issiah Walker: 114 <-- 72 (-42)

RB Jaylan Knighton: 132 <-- 167 (+35)

ATH Ladarius Tennison: 152 <-- 148 (-4)

TE DJ Rogers: 221 <-- 220 (-1)

LB Ruben Hyppolite: 224 <-- NR (N/A)


Thoughts

**Two targets I've been high on
and vocal about getting a raise in the rankings finally got their bumps in TE Theo Johnson and LB Ruben Hyppolite. Both prospects experienced a massive re-rank, with Johnson moving up 168 spots into the top 75 overall and Hyppolite hopping into the rankings with an over 200 spot jump and landing his 4th star. Johnson proved he was an elite TE at the Opening Finals earlier this month with both top-notch production at the event as well as freak-like testing numbers. Hyppolite has slowly climbed up the charts as an underrated linebacker with blazing speed and instincts, so he's finally getting the respect he deserves. Both prospects are on record telling CIS recently that they are planning a fall official visit to Miami.

**The summer re-rank wasn't without a few head-scratchers. 247Sports was clearly going off of more than just the prospects' performances at the Opening Finals, as both RB Jaylan Knighton and S Avantae Williams moved up in the rankings, despite Knighton sitting out most of the event with an injury early on Day 1 and Williams not even participating. Meanwhile, a guy like OT Issiah Walker, who performed relatively well at the event and showed up in improved physical condition, got knocked down 42 spots. I'd have to strongly disagree with that ranking, as I see Walker as a top 50 overall player in the class now that his strength and size have caught up to his athleticism and quickness.

**A drop I did agree with though was DE Chantz Williams, something Miami fans might not want to hear. It's something I predicted after the Opening Finals, as Williams struggled with some of the elite linemen in the country. A 27 spot fall was fair, as I don't think he's complete enough to be a top 50 overall player, but his upside warrants a top 100 overall ranking no doubt in my mind.
 

Comments (143)

**A drop I did agree with though was DE Chantz Williams, something Miami fans might not want to hear. It's something I predicted after the Opening Finals, as Williams struggled with some of the elite linemen in the country. A 27 spot fall was fair, as I don't think he's complete enough to be a top 50 overall player, but his upside warrants a top 100 overall ranking no doubt in my mind.
That may be fair, but the bigger problem is you drop him and then have a kid like Donnell Harris right outside the Top 50. He's weaker and doesn't have an array of pass rush moves either. Chantz tested out as the best DE athletically at The Opening.
 
You do realize they dropped almost all of our commits right?
Its not because we r the U i refuse to beloeve that. Its camps also it can be for a player being idol and some other kids replacing them that show outm. R these right all the time hell nah but if gives u an idea. Chad Thomas was a five star and played like a high 4. Dalvin was a four and played like a 5....duke was a 4 and played like a 5. As long as your mentioned and not an after thpught then u should be good to go or have somewhat potential. I would care alot more if we landed like a top three or a Clowney type. Brevin was that type and he got the repect he was a top two TE he disnt drop cause he came to us.
 
So a kid NOT committed to Miami rose. And you are concluding what, exactly?
If we did get him he woukd still rise he killed it at the 7 on 7s. Chad Thomas rose Duke rose....kids rise based off potential. There never always right but they give u a good idea of whos who. Like i mentioned before Brevin was still beast and still got love at the under armour game cause he was a baller not because of anything else.
 
Theo moved up cause of camp performance this is how guys move up and down this proves it so anyone getting upset doesnt follow recruiting.

I get that and good for Theo, he deserves it. But somewhat strange on other guys rising that didn't participate in the camps or were limited (Knighton and Tae Williams). That is somewhat difficult to explain. IF they were rated low to begin with fine, then wait til they participate in games and practices to raise them up. It makes no sense to drop guys that did and have been participating. Basically saying this whole thing makes no sense.
 
Its not because we r the U i refuse to beloeve that. Its camps also it can be for a player being idol and some other kids replacing them that show outm. R these right all the time hell nah but if gives u an idea. Chad Thomas was a five star and played like a high 4. Dalvin was a four and played like a 5....duke was a 4 and played like a 5. As long as your mentioned and not an after thpught then u should be good to go or have somewhat potential. I would care alot more if we landed like a top three or a Clowney type. Brevin was that type and he got the repect he was a top two TE he disnt drop cause he came to us.
Brevin would've been a 5 star had he committed to a top SEC school, OSU, Mich, or FSU. You can bet your Ar$e.
 

2022 Commits

WR
6'2"
185
Nashville, TN
CB
6'0"
160
Lexington, MS
QB
6'4"
205
Valdosta, GA
CB
6'1"
175
Fort Myers, FL
WR
6'1"
185
Mandeville, LA
MLB
6'1"
210
Manvel, TX
OT
6'7"
275
Sandersville, GA

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