Signing Day Profile: Athlete Xavier Restrepo

Signing Day Profile: Athlete Xavier Restrepo

Matthew_Suero
2020 Deerfield Beach (FL) ATH Xavier Restrepo signed with Miami this morning. That makes 10 signatures for Miami this morning.


The 5-10, 185-pounder is currently a consensus 3-star in the national rankings. According to the 247Sports Composite, Restrepo is the #829 player nationally, #50 ATH in the country, and the #114 player in the Sunshine State.

Recruiting Story

Xavier Restrepo earned his Miami offer back in January of 2018, and Miami had been the favorite to land him since that point. However, Restrepo would not verbally commit for nearly a year and a half since he did not have the green light from the Miami staff. That changed in May of 2019. Restrepo got the go-ahead to commit from the Miami staff on May 22nd, and he committed later that evening. Restrepo has been solid on his Miami pledge since that point.

Evaluation

Restrepo shined as a receiver and playmaker for St. Thomas and Deerfield Beach on the offensive side of the field the last two seasons, but he has been a true marvel to watch in the off-season camps and 7-on-7 circuit. He owns these types of events and is extremely active in trying to take as many reps as possible, even cutting in line to maximize his reps. That type of competitive nature makes him really fun to watch, but Restrepo is also a very deliberate route-runner and is often working one step ahead to set up his defender. He separates with ease and has great change of direction, using those skills to take home the Opening Miami WR MVP this year in a very stacked field. He also recorded a 4.16 shuttle time, and a 32.5 inch vertical.

Restrepo has the ability to play defense as well. When we first saw Restrepo during his sophomore year, I pegged him as a future safety. He’s got a little Jaquan Johnson in him when looking at his size (5-10) and speed (clocked a 4.58 at the Opening Miami Regional) as a DB, because he also has great intangibles that go beyond measurables, loves to hit, and just has a knack for making plays happen. With that being said, Restrepo will start out at receiver when spring practice rolls around.

In a year with so much talent at the WR position in South Florida, Restrepo’s name seems to get lost in the mix at times, but he is one of the most reliable pass-catching options in the entire country; he is just always open. Whether it’s Friday nights or 7-on-7s, every time he steps on the field, Restrepo produces. Restrepo is not the biggest or the fastest guy out there, but he has a love for football that few people have and takes his craft very seriously. He’s a guy with a high floor that any coach would love to have in their program.

The Team

To say that Miami struggled at receiver in 2019 would be a criminal understatement. Miami did not have a single receiver with over 500 yards on the year, and the team’s leading receiver was a tight end who did not even play the entire season. On top of that, Miami’s top receiver and the leader of the room, K.J. Osborn, is leaving for the NFL. Jeff Thomas is leaving for the NFL as well, which leaves Miami with a room full of talented but still unproven players.

Redshirt Probability: 3/10

The competition for reps at wide receiver next season will be wide open, which is a perfect opportunity for any young receiver looking to make a first-year impact. Restrepo will arrive on campus in January, which also helps his chances of playing next season. Furthermore, Restrepo is one of the most versatile players in the country and can play numerous positions on the field. Whether it is at receiver, DB, or anywhere on special teams, Restrepo is the type of player that finds his way onto the field.

 

Comments (13)

love him and clarke but think they should switch sides of the ball.... clarke is better on O while Restrepro has a higher ceiling defensively imo
 
Miami just signed the two hardest workers and best FOOTBALL PLAYERS on Deerfield's entire team.

They both get down in the weight room.
Both finish up front in conditioning.
Both have incredibly solid family foundations.

I'm being literal when I say that they're our two best players on the entire team. It's not even close.
 
Miami just signed the two hardest workers and best FOOTBALL PLAYERS on Deerfield's entire team.

They both get down in the weight room.
Both finish up front in conditioning.
Both have incredibly solid family foundations.

I'm being literal when I say that they're our two best players on the entire team. It's not even close.
Exactly the kind of kids we need and they played 8a football in the state of florida! Dont worry abt those divas lets maximize what we have!
 
Stud!!! don’t be surprise when this kid “berriofackstyle” our rivals and all..this kid is UM strongminded mofo.. he will dominate at the U... need many like him
 
Him and Chaney are my two favorites in this class. He will play on Sunday’s and he will be our most consistent/reliable receiver. He will get burn and become the freshman prize of this class. I cannot remember any another Canes since Duke & Jaquan Johnson that I 100% believed would excel and perform here. He is everything we should be and consistently fail to recruit. He is a dogmatic, tireless, smart and a skilled athlete. He is not 6’2”. He isn’t a 4.39 guy. He isn’t particularly long. He’s just a great and instinctive FOOTBALL PLAYER. He will become the the leader of this team through his work ethic and drive sooner than later. The three star everyone wants and passes on out of their desire to bow to the stars and measurable’s.
FWIW if he moves to CB, nothing changes. He will become a fan favorite and we’ll be cheering for him on Sundays.
 
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