Class of 2021: updated as of 8/6/20

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Everything you need to know about the Class of 2021! All updates and news regarding class of 2021.
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SWAG 16 >>> SQUAD 17 >>> STORM 18 >>> SURGE 19>>> CATEGORY 20 >>>SAVAGE 21 >>> Class of 2022
Class of 2011 | Class of 2009

Commits:
OG: Laurence Seymore - 3/31/18
DL: Savion Collins - 9/16/18
DE: Tyler Johnson - 2/3/19 (Legacy: Jaquan Johnson brother)
TE: Kahlil L. Brantley - 2/8/19 (Legacy: Mike Pinckney cousin)
K: Andres Borregales - 6/6/19
CB: Tim Burns Jr. - 7/27/19 (Legacy: Artie Burns cousin)
RB: Thaddius Franklin Jr. - 10/24/18 | 12/9/19 | 2/11/20
OT: Michael McLaughlin - 3/2/20
DT: Allan Haye - 04/22/20
ATH: Malik Curtis - 04/25/20
OL: Ryan Rodriguez - 04/27/20
TE: Elijah Arroyo - 05/03/20
LB: Deshawn Troutman - 05/27/20
WR: Jacolby George - 6/24/19 | 11/24/19 | 6/4/20
WR: Romello Brinson - 2/10/19 | 11/24/19 | 6/13/20
S: Kamren Kinchens - 07/11/20
DE: Jabari Ishmael - 07/17/20
S: James Williams - 3/31/18 | 5/7/19 | 7/21/20
WR: Brashard Smith - 7/26/20
DE: Thomas Davis - 7/27/20
DT: Leonard Taylor - 8/6/20

Decommits:
DE: Donnell Harris - 7/28/18 | 6/13/19 Texas A&M
DT: Anthony Huntley - 5/17/19 | 8/17/19 LSU
LB: Cortez Mckenzie - 6/22/18
WR: Fredrick Eaford - 6/18/19
LB: Chamon Metayer - 2/3/19

LB/DE: Ja’Corey Hammett - 8/5/20 | 01/26/20

Commitment Timeline (Class Rank)
03/31/18 James Williams Commits – #NR (#NR)
03/31/18 Laurence Seymore Commits – #NR (#NR)
07/28/18 Donell Harris Commits – #NR (#NR)
09/16/18 Savion Collins Commits – #NR (#1)
10/24/18 Thaddius Franklin Jr. Commits - #NR (#1)
02/03/19 Tyler Johnson Commits – #NR (#1)
02/03/19 Chamon Metayer Commits – #93 (#1)
02/08/19 Kahlil L. Brantley Commits – NR – #NR (#1)
02/10/19 Romello Brinson Commits – NR – #NR (#1)
05/07/19 James Williams Decommits - 5 Star - #11 (#1)
05/17/19 Anthony Huntley - Commits - 3 Star - #384 (#1)
06/06/19 Andres Borregales Commits - NR - #NR (#1)
06/13/19 Donell Harris Decommits – 5 Star – #4 (#1)
06/18/19 Fredrick Eaford Commits - 3 Star - #522 (#1)
06/22/19 Cortez Mckenzie Commits - NR - #NR (#1)
06/24/19 Jacolby George Commits - NR - #NR (#1)
07/27/19 Tim Burns Jr. Commits - 3 Star - #526 (#1)
08/17/19 Anthony Huntley - Decommits - #384 (#1)
11/24/19 Jacolby George Decommits - #267 (#2)
11/24/19 Romello Brinson Decommits – #139 – #2
11/25/19 Cortez Mckenzie Decommits - #581 (#4)
12/09/19 Thaddius Franklin Jr. Decommits – #197 (#6)
01/16/20: Fredrick Eaford Decommits – #414 (#6)
01/26/20 Ja’Corey Hammett Commits– #NR (#6)
02/11/20 Thaddius Franklin Jr. Recommits– #186 (#5)
03/02/20 Michael McLaughlin Commits- #299 (#5)
04/22/20 Allan Haye Commits- #802 (#7)
04/25/20 Malik Curtis Commits- #907 (#7)
04/27/20 Ryan Rodriguez Commits - #538 (#8)
05/03/20 Elijah Arroyo Commits - #329 (#7)
05/13/20 Chamon Metayer Decommits – #
05/27/20 Deshawn Troutman Commits - #938 (#13)
06/04/20 Jacolby George Recommits - #178 (#11)
06/13/20 Romello Brinson Recommits - #132 (#9)
07/11/20 Kamren Kinchens Commits -#300 (#12)
07/17/20 Jabari Ishmael Commits - #216 (#12)
07/21/20 James Williams Commits – #9 (#11)
07/26/20 Brashard Smith Commits - #353 (#10)
07/27/20 Thomas Davis Commits - #867 (#10)
08/05/20 Ja’Corey Hammett Decommits – #632 (#11)
08/06/20 Leonard Taylor Commits - #27 (#8)
 
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Offensive Prospects:
QB:


Brock Vandagriff* - Prince Avenue Christian School (Bogart, GA)

Walter Simmons III - Oakleaf (Orange Park, FL)

RB:

Amari Daniels* - Miami Jackson (Miami, FL)

Brashard Smith - Miami Palmetto (Miami, FL)

WR:

Jacorey Brooks* - Booker T. Washington (Miami, FL)

Patrick Bryant* - Atlantic Coast (Jacksonville, FL)

Shadrach Banks* - North Shore (Houston, TX)

Beaux Collins - St. John Bosco (Bellflower, CA)

Jamal Browder - Miami Carol City (Opa Locka, FL)

Jalen Boston - Vista Murrieta (Murrieta, CA)

TE:
Christopher Johnson* - Jean Ribault (Jacksonville, FL)
Gage Wilcox* - Jefferson (Tampa, FL)
Mason Brotherton - Mena (Mena, AR)

OL:
Marcus Tate* - University School of Nova S. (Fort Lauderdale, FL)
Hayden Conner* - Taylor (Katy, TX)
Landon Tengwall* - Our Lady Good Counsel HS (Olney, MD)
Bryce Foster* - Taylor (Katy, TX)
Micah Morris* - Camden County (Kingsland, GA)

K:
DONE


*=Offered
 
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Initial Ranking for class of 2021 on 247.

Miami Mentions: 2021 247Sports Top 100 Initial Release


All Three Miami 2021 Commits Make Initial Top100
ByANDREW IVINS
8/24/18

The first set of rankings for the Class of 2021 are out and all three of Miami's current pledges earned some recognition from 247Sports as Fort Lauderdale American Heritage safety James Williams, Miami Central offensive lineman Laurence Seymore and Booker T. Washington defensive end Donnell Harris all were listed inside the Top100.


(Photo: Andrew Ivins, 247Sports)

Williams, who played last season at Opa Locka Monsignor Pace, was graded out as a 93 by the team of 247Sports analysts and checks in at No. 15 in the rankings as did Harris, who comes in at No. 14 overall. Both prospects attended Mark Richt's annual Paradise Camp last month and impressed in drills which was also the case with Seymore, who is billed as the nation's No. 62 overall prospect. The three commitments give Miami the No. 1 ranked recruiting class per the industry-generated Composite Team Rankings for the Class of 2021 well clear of both USC and Oregon, who are the only two other schools with current 2021 public commitments. The Hurricanes also the nation's No. 1 ranked class for the 2020 cycle.

In terms of targets, a number of other current sophomores that made the Top100 already holds offers from Miami and have visited Coral Gables at some point in the past. That list is headlined by Fort Lauderdale Univeristy School offensive tackle Marcus Tate, Booker T. Washington wide receiver Jacorey Brooks and Miami Palmetto cornerback Jason Marshall. It also includes Miami Jackson running back Amari Daniels, Olney (Md.) Our Lady Good Counsel offensive lineman Landon Tengwall, Tampa Jefferson tight end Gage Wilcox, Fort Lauderdale St. Thomas Aquinas defensive end Tyreak Sapp, Jacksonville Sandalwood linebacker Branden Jennings – who is the younger brother of Miami sophomore linebacker Bradley Jennings Jr. – and the Katy (Texas) offensive line duo of Hayden Conner and Bryce Foster.
The Hurricanes are working to get Bogart (Ga.) Prince Avenue Christian School quarterback Brock Vandagriff on campus after offering during the spring evaluation period, as well.

"He’s off and running this season," 247Sports' Barton Simmons wrote of Vandagriff, "throwing for 261 yards and three touchdowns while rushing for another 86 yards and two more scores in a week zero win."

While Miami appears to be on almost every in-state prospect that was ranked on Friday, there are a few Sunshine State-based recruits that currently don't hold an offer from the Hurricanes like Ocala Vanguard defensive end Bryce Langston, Naples Palmetto athlete Kamonte Grimes, North Miami linebacker Chamon Metayer and Ocala Vanguard wide receiver Trevonte Rucker. It should be noted however that UM did send a coach to Vanguard's spring game and is currently evaluating both Langston and Rucker.

"Among all of the candidates at the top of the list, perhaps the prospect with the best flash plays on freshman film is Bryce Langston," Simmons wrote while detailing who might eventually be the No. 1 prospect in the class. "We expect a big sophomore season for a kid that can bend the edge and shows get-off that would flash even in the class of 2019. He already has offers from Florida, Florida State, Arkansas and Nebraska among others."

For a full breakdown of the initial 2021 rankings click, here.
 
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I know I'll get blasted for this and I hope I'm wrong and it gets thrown back in my face, but I just have a weird feeling that Miami is not going to have much success with the elite in-state kids this class. And yes, I realize it's February, and I realize (and believe) that Miami is going to have a very successful season on the field this fall with D'Eriq King and Lashlee here.

But I look at the top ranked kids (again, at the moment...a lot can change) and I just don't see how Miami gets in the game with a lot of the big fish.

James Williams is going to UGA. I don't think Miami is recruiting Terrence Lewis very hard, and he's not coming here even if they were. Leonard Taylor is going to be a very difficult pull. I have essentially zero confidence that either Collier or Marshall come here. Jacorey Brooks is a long-shot. I don't see any of the elite IMG kids coming here. Marcus Tate isn't coming. Tyreak Sapp isn't coming. Savion Collins is going to be very difficult to hold onto. None of the central/north FL elite kids are coming (Jennings, Langston, Sorey, Williams).

Miami got 7 of the Top 50 kids in Florida in 2020, via the composite.
Got 5 of the Top 50 in 2019
Got 11 of the Top 50 in 2018

We know 2018 was the only class that finished in the Top 10. I know there's 100 years to go, but I just don't see much of a realistic path to get a Top 10 class unless there's some significant OOS additions.

At the moment, we have 4 of the Top 50 kids committed.
 

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I know I'll get blasted for this and I hope I'm wrong and it gets thrown back in my face, but I just have a weird feeling that Miami is not going to have much success with the elite in-state kids this class. And yes, I realize it's February, and I realize (and believe) that Miami is going to have a very successful season on the field this fall with D'Eriq King and Lashlee here.

But I look at the top ranked kids (again, at the moment...a lot can change) and I just don't see how Miami gets in the game with a lot of the big fish.

James Williams is going to UGA. I don't think Miami is recruiting Terrence Lewis very hard, and he's not coming here even if they were. Leonard Taylor is going to be a very difficult pull. I have essentially zero confidence that either Collier or Marshall come here. Jacorey Brooks is a long-shot. I don't see any of the elite IMG kids coming here. Marcus Tate isn't coming. Tyreak Sapp isn't coming. Savion Collins is going to be very difficult to hold onto. None of the central/north FL elite kids are coming (Jennings, Langston, Sorey, Williams).

Miami got 7 of the Top 50 kids in Florida in 2020, via the composite.
Got 5 of the Top 50 in 2019
Got 11 of the Top 50 in 2018

We know 2018 was the only class that finished in the Top 10. I know there's 100 years to go, but I just don't see much of a realistic path to get a Top 10 class unless there's some significant OOS additions.

At the moment, we have 4 of the Top 50 kids committed.
I feel you but it’s too early to make this house call. Let’s see how the season plays out. If it plays out like we all expect it to, I would love to see how things look in Nov/Dec. The last time we had a good season we had a top 10 class. (2017)
 
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