The Miami Hurricanes have kicked off the new recruiting cycle in style, having already secured 11 commitments from Class of 2019 prospects to give them the No. 1 class in the nation. However, part of the issue with planting your flag so early is that you have to work hard to ward off the hyenas.
Of the 11 players committed, 10 of those players are from Florida and Miami was able to land on those players early with them in their backyard. But now the SEC is swooping in, per usual.
In the past few weeks, 6 of the 10 Miami prospects committed from Florida have received a new SEC offer, according to a report from Andrew Ivins of InsideTheU.com.
Renato Brown, a 3-star prospect from Palm Beach Central that could play offensive or defensive line, has recently received offers from Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky and Missouri. Fellow 3-star offensive line prospect Kingsley Eguakun was sent offers by Tennessee and Auburn.
Tight end Larry Hodges is a 3-star from Jesuit in Tampa and he was recently offered by LSU. Meanwhile, 3-star defensive end Cameron Williams was also offered by Missouri.
Finally, 3-star running back Marcus Crowley and 3-star linebacker Jesiah Pierre were both offered by Florida.
South Florida in particular and Florida as a whole is obviously the most fertile recruiting ground in the nation for football, so you’re always going to face enormous amounts of competition over star prospects. However, the SEC has feasted while Miami was down.
Now that they’re coming off a 10-win season and are welcoming the No. 8 recruiting class in the nation, the Hurricanes are positioned to reestablish their dominance on the recruiting trail. So holding onto the commitments that they have will be a top priority for Mark Richt and his staff as he looks to make 2019 his best recruiting class yet at Miami.
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