Class Impact: Romello Brinson to Miami

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2021 Miami Northwestern (FL) WR Romello Brinson publicly committed to the Canes on Sunday afternoon following his junior day visit to Miami 2 weeks back.


The 6-2, 170-pounder is currently unranked in the national rankings, as not many class of 2021 prospects have earned a rating yet. His commitment moves Miami’s 2021 class ranking to #1 on 247Sports and #1 on Rivals.


The Player

Brinson has long been on Miami’s wish-list, even under the old offensive staff, and he landed his UM offer last October. From then on, UM was always going to be tough to beat for Brinson, who grew up loving his hometown program. After visiting for junior day 2 weeks back, Brinson knew Miami was the place for him, but still took some time to talk with his family instead of committing on the spot. Brinson gave his pledge to the staff last Friday before going public with his decision on Sunday, and the Canes beat out other suitors such as Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Syracuse, and Utah for the Northwestern star.

Brinson is truly a threat to score from anywhere on the field and that is a quality that shows up immediately on his tape. His run-after-catch ability is elite and he features no wasted motion in his movements. Electric after the catch, sees cutback lanes before they develop, and just knows what to do with the ball in his hands. Demonstrates some qualities of an advanced route runner and has a deadly double move in his repertoire. The gamebreaker has the capability to race past cornerbacks and separate deep to really stress a defense, requiring his opposition to always have to account for him. Would like to see him put on more size and strength to beat more physical corners, but he has plenty of time to do just that before he comes to UM.


The Class

Brinson is the 9th commit overall in the 2021 class and the first WR. Being nearly two years from the class of 2021’s signing day, it’s difficult to accurately predict how the numbers will shake out for this class with so many variables still undetermined, but it’s safe to assume Miami will take at least one more receiver in 2021 to pair with Brinson. Right now, Miami has commits in the 2020 class at WR from Palm Beach Central (FL) 4-star Bryan Robinson and Miami Northwestern (FL) 4-star Marcus Fleming.

From the beginning, the Canes’ top target at the position has been Booker T. Washington (FL) 4-star Jacorey Brooks and Miami wants him badly. A haul of Brinson and Brooks would be incredible for new WR coach Taylor Stubblefield and that type of quality would arguably match any other WR class in the country. Brooks won’t be an easy case though, as he is slowly becoming more known as a national recruit and also has offers from FSU, UF, UGA, Penn State, and Texas A&M. I’ve heard Georgia in particular will be a major player with Brooks.

Other in-state options include Atlantic Coast’s Patrick Bryant and Plant City’s Mario Williams, both of which already have offers. Of the two, Bryant seems to be the priority and he was one of the first calls Manny Diaz made when he got the head coaching job at UM. Out of state, the Canes have offers out to Menlo-Atherton (CA) 4-star Troy Franklin and McEachern (GA) 4-star Dacari Collins. As early top 100 players, each would be massive pulls, but it seems UM will focus on their in-state options first, which are very high quality as well.


The Team

By the time Brinson hits campus in 2021, UM will have senior receivers Brian Hightower, Evidence Njoku, Dee Wiggins, and Mark Pope, a junior Jeremiah Payton, and sophomores in Bryan Robinson and Marcus Fleming on the roster.

With the type of talent Miami is bringing in at WR, Brinson will have to be well-prepared both mentally and physically if he wants to crack the rotation as a freshman, as the competition will be fierce for reps at WR. While it’s unclear if Stubblefield will be as rotation-heavy as his predecessor, the philosophy under Manny Diaz seems to indicate that seniority will not matter when it comes to playing time and the best players will play, so Brinson will have a shot to see the field despite an upperclassman-laden group. Miami really is just stacking blue-chips at receiver and it’s hard to say which recruit will rise to the top, but Brinson has the potential to be the best of the bunch when it’s all said and done.

 

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2021 Miami Northwestern (FL) WR Romello Brinson publicly committed to the Canes on Sunday afternoon following his junior day visit to Miami 2 weeks back.


The 6-2, 170-pounder is currently unranked in the national rankings, as not many class of 2021 prospects have earned a rating yet. His commitment moves Miami’s 2021 class ranking to #1 on 247Sports and #1 on Rivals.


The Player

Brinson has long been on Miami’s wish-list, even under the old offensive staff, and he landed his UM offer last October. From then on, UM was always going to be tough to beat for Brinson, who grew up loving his hometown program. After visiting for junior day 2 weeks back, Brinson knew Miami was the place for him, but still took some time to talk with his family instead of committing on the spot. Brinson gave his pledge to the staff last Friday before going public with his decision on Sunday, and the Canes beat out other suitors such as Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Syracuse, and Utah for the Northwestern star.

Brinson is truly a threat to score from anywhere on the field and that is a quality that shows up immediately on his tape. His run-after-catch ability is elite and he features no wasted motion in his movements. Electric after the catch, sees cutback lanes before they develop, and just knows what to do with the ball in his hands. Demonstrates some qualities of an advanced route runner and has a deadly double move in his repertoire. The gamebreaker has the capability to race past cornerbacks and separate deep to really stress a defense, requiring his opposition to always have to account for him. Would like to see him put on more size and strength to beat more physical corners, but he has plenty of time to do just that before he comes to UM.


The Class

Brinson is the 9th commit overall in the 2021 class and the first WR. Being nearly two years from the class of 2021’s signing day, it’s difficult to accurately predict how the numbers will shake out for this class with so many variables still undetermined, but it’s safe to assume Miami will take at least one more receiver in 2021 to pair with Brinson. Right now, Miami has commits in the 2020 class at WR from Palm Beach Central (FL) 4-star Bryan Robinson and Miami Northwestern (FL) 4-star Marcus Fleming.

From the beginning, the Canes’ top target at the position has been Booker T. Washington (FL) 4-star Jacorey Brooks and Miami wants him badly. A haul of Brinson and Brooks would be incredible for new WR coach Taylor Stubblefield and that type of quality would arguably match any other WR class in the country. Brooks won’t be an easy case though, as he is slowly becoming more known as a national recruit and also has offers from FSU, UF, UGA, Penn State, and Texas A&M. I’ve heard Georgia in particular will be a major player with Brooks.

Other in-state options include Atlantic Coast’s Patrick Bryant and Plant City’s Mario Williams, both of which already have offers. Of the two, Bryant seems to be the priority and he was one of the first calls Manny Diaz made when he got the head coaching job at UM. Out of state, the Canes have offers out to Menlo-Atherton (CA) 4-star Troy Franklin and McEachern (GA) 4-star Dacari Collins. As early top 100 players, each would be massive pulls, but it seems UM will focus on their in-state options first, which are very high quality as well.


The Team

By the time Brinson hits campus in 2021, UM will have senior receivers Brian Hightower, Evidence Njoku, Dee Wiggins, and Mark Pope, a junior Jeremiah Payton, and sophomores in Bryan Robinson and Marcus Fleming on the roster.

With the type of talent Miami is bringing in at WR, Brinson will have to be well-prepared both mentally and physically if he wants to crack the rotation as a freshman, as the competition will be fierce for reps at WR. While it’s unclear if Stubblefield will be as rotation-heavy as his predecessor, the philosophy under Manny Diaz seems to indicate that seniority will not matter when it comes to playing time and the best players will play, so Brinson will have a shot to see the field despite an upperclassman-laden group. Miami really is just stacking blue-chips at receiver and it’s hard to say which recruit will rise to the top, but Brinson has the potential to be the best of the bunch when it’s all said and done.

How often do you see highlight videos where they feature some plays where he throws good blocks?

Impressive. Sometimes it's the little things, too. Looks more mature as a player than 10 the grade.
 

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His game is a higher level , love his patience sitting in zone coverage holes very smart receiver takes what given.NICE.

GOCANES
 

skeeter

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20 is the deepest I've seen in Sofla...Even deeper than 18. And 21 looks like it's gonna be strong too

18 you have

Robinson
Rosemy
Jones-Bell
Fleming
Canion
Henderson
Poitier
Deerfield foursome (maybe 2 don't end up at WR)
Britt

That's 12 there and I really believe (For lack of better metric), all are AT LEAST high 3 stars, to 70 (most top 50) kids in the state...Then you have your usual ridiculous depth down to kids like Lewis (Champagnat), Williams (Belle Glade), Gerand Turner (So.Miami), couple other Carol City kids. JUST LOADED.
 
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