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Predicting Top 10 Recruiting Classes for 2023

Gi0logy

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There's been a lot of chatter about how good Miami's 2023 recruiting class will be. It seems like the expectation is that Mario will finish with a top 5 class which I think will unfortunately be extremely difficult.

We all know the Tier 1 schools that will probably always finish Top 5 while also competing for #1 overall. Those will likely be Bama, UGA, Texas A&M, and OSU. A&M has highest risk of dropping out of this tier but those boosters are no joke.

Last year, Texas kinda shocked a lot of people with a top 5 finish and a similar story this year. I firmly believe USC will be that program with Riley dominating CA/West Coast recruiting.

The next 5 are honestly toss ups between a lot of blue blood programs that have consistent track records in recruiting. These are the Tier 2 programs like LSU, ND, Oklahoma, Penn State, Clemson, and our beloved Hurricanes.

My prediction for top 10 would be:
1. Bama
2. UGA
3. Texas A&M
4. USC
(Three 5 stars already...sheesh)
5. OSU
6. ND
(Has a legit class already, average composite of 94.57 with 9 commits)
7. LSU (BK is an absolute chode but if LSU can win 9-10 games I think top 10 is a lock for them, average comp right now of 94.41 with 4 commits)
8. Miami (Good season could have us competing for top 5 but I think we ultimately end up in a top 10 spot)
9. Oklahoma (Toss up but they've been so good for so long so I can't see them drop out of top 10)
10. Texas (I think Sark is going to have a mediocre season but boosters will carry them to top 10)

Penn State, Clemson, and Oregon will probably also be there competing to get into top 10. But Franklin will corch his chances at a top 10 away, a lot of question marks around Clemson, and Lanning is going to have trouble in CA with Riley at USC now.

All in all...I think we need tempered expectations and not freak out if we don't finish top 5.
 

Ziggy

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My guess is if we win 8 - 10 games, we should be with that top 10 range. If we win 10+, could potentially see us around spot 5.
 

supacane

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We can dislodge bunch of these other schools. Looking at current commits is not a good way to judge what will happen on signing day. We have one of the strongest recruiting base in the nation. You cant discount teams simply dropping another Brinx like Texas A&M. But I can easily see us dislodging, LSU, USC and ND from that list.

Btw i keep saying it and others said it, our classes are not reliant on good seasons. USC, Texas A&M, LSU, none of these schools are using that as a recruiting barometer. We have a beast coach and recruiter at every position. That's why we were are gonna be good on the trail. If we dont hit top 5 this year, its because the 23 relationships been set, expect it to tilt towards us, each class going forward.
 

WeBallinBoyz

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Unfortunately Riley will benefit from one of the easiest schedules in America in his inaugural season there; should only bolster recruiting…wouldn’t be surprised if they slid into the Top 2 tbh.

Literal joke of a schedule - anything worse than 10-2 is a failure imo.

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dwreck27

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Unfortunately Riley will benefit from one of the easiest schedules in America in his inaugural season there; should only bolster recruiting…wouldn’t be surprised if they slid into the Top 2 tbh.

Literal joke of a schedule - anything worse than 10-2 is a failure imo.

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USCw has always had a similar schedule lol

And let’s be honest so have we! Feels better when you have a legit coach whose going to at minimum get you 10wins and make you relevant
 

TC@neTC

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Definitely want a high ranking, but balance is important to me. Won’t do us any good to be top 7 while missing at OL, DL, LB.

Got to hit in certain spots more than others to fill in holes on the roster.
 

WeBallinBoyz

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USCw has always had a similar schedule lol

And let’s be honest so have we! Feels better when you have a legit coach whose going to at minimum get you 10wins and make you relevant
That's sort of fair, I guess just this year they miss out on Oregon and only really have to worry about a road trip to Utah / ND. Everything else is merely a trap game, but one they're expected to win probably by 7+.
 

lfoliva9988

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we'll have a class ranked in the 7-12 range.
If we win 10 games/play in the ACC Title game/show some serious improvement and juice, we'll push for a top 5 class.
 

305407cane

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Oklahoma, usc, ufag, ND, Miami are in line for the “bump” class. Then you got:
Bama
Ugay
Osu
Tamu
Michigan, Penn state, Clemson, Texas always recruit well. There’s 13 schools right there. Top 13 for us needs to be the minimum
 

sigmar

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Rankings are cumulative in nature, the number of transfers we are taking will affect our recruiting class numbers, how much is to be determined.
 

supacane

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Lol yall make me laugh.

Manny Diaz had the 11th ranked class in 2020 and 11th again in 2021.

But you’re good with a top 15 class from Mario the recruiting guru?

Top 5 or it’s a fail.
Miami is a walking top 11 class or around there by default. I expect us to knock out multiple teams from the top 6 top 5. We should be able to out recruit, Clemson, LSU, ND and challenge the other top teams. We have the best recruiting base in the nation and one of the best recruiters as HC and pouring resources into it. Why should we be like ok, top 10 is fine? Thats not good enough. But Mario will turn it around, trust it
 

RightSaidFred

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Miami is a walking top 11 class or around there by default. I expect us to knock out multiple teams from the top 6 top 5. We should be able to out recruit, Clemson, LSU, ND and challenge the other top teams. We have the best recruiting base in the nation and one of the best recruiters as HC and pouring resources into it. Why should we be like ok, top 10 is fine? Thats not good enough. But Mario will turn it around, trust it
Exactly
 

OldhamA

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There's been a lot of chatter about how good Miami's 2023 recruiting class will be. It seems like the expectation is that Mario will finish with a top 5 class which I think will unfortunately be extremely difficult.

We all know the Tier 1 schools that will probably always finish Top 5 while also competing for #1 overall. Those will likely be Bama, UGA, Texas A&M, and OSU. A&M has highest risk of dropping out of this tier but those boosters are no joke.

Last year, Texas kinda shocked a lot of people with a top 5 finish and a similar story this year. I firmly believe USC will be that program with Riley dominating CA/West Coast recruiting.

The next 5 are honestly toss ups between a lot of blue blood programs that have consistent track records in recruiting. These are the Tier 2 programs like LSU, ND, Oklahoma, Penn State, Clemson, and our beloved Hurricanes.

My prediction for top 10 would be:
1. Bama
2. UGA
3. Texas A&M
4. USC
(Three 5 stars already...sheesh)
5. OSU
6. ND
(Has a legit class already, average composite of 94.57 with 9 commits)
7. LSU (BK is an absolute chode but if LSU can win 9-10 games I think top 10 is a lock for them, average comp right now of 94.41 with 4 commits)
8. Miami (Good season could have us competing for top 5 but I think we ultimately end up in a top 10 spot)
9. Oklahoma (Toss up but they've been so good for so long so I can't see them drop out of top 10)
10. Texas (I think Sark is going to have a mediocre season but boosters will carry them to top 10)

Penn State, Clemson, and Oregon will probably also be there competing to get into top 10. But Franklin will corch his chances at a top 10 away, a lot of question marks around Clemson, and Lanning is going to have trouble in CA with Riley at USC now.

All in all...I think we need tempered expectations and not freak out if we don't finish top 5.
Never refer to the Hurricanes as a Tier 2 program again.

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Damiencane86

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Lol yall make me laugh.

Manny Diaz had the 11th ranked class in 2020 and 11th again in 2021.

But you’re good with a top 15 class from Mario the recruiting guru?

Top 5 or it’s a fail.
The 2020 class was not ranked 11th, I believe it was 16th or 17th per 247.
 
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