Coming off of an Orange Bowl appearance, the Miami Hurricanes are hoping to accomplish big things in 2018. And as a result of a solid recruiting class, ESPN still has the Hurricanes in the top 10 of its way-too-early college football rankings.
Miami checks in at No. 8 on the most recent list, which has ACC foe Clemson looking down at the rest. Here’s what ESPN.com said about the Hurricanes:
Outlook: After guiding Miami to its first 10-win season since 2003 and its first appearance in the ACC championship game in his second season at his alma mater, Mark Richt continued to rebuild the Hurricanes’ roster with a top-10 recruiting class.
Miami’s No. 8-ranked class includes No. 1 tight end/H-back Brevin Jordan of Las Vegas, No. 3 defensive tackle Nesta Silva of Plantation, Florida, and No. 4 running back Lorenzo Lingard of Orange City, Florida. While the Hurricanes had some national signing day misses in the secondary, No. 8 cornerback Al Blades Jr. and No. 14 safety Gurvan Hall were important additions.
Jarren Williams, the No. 6 dual-threat quarterback, has already enrolled in classes and will compete against returning starters Malik Rosier and redshirt freshmen N’Kosi Perry and Cade Weldon in the spring. Rosier struggled with his accuracy at times last season, but Richt continues to say Rosier is the starter.
The Hurricanes open the season on Sept. 2 against LSU in Arlington, Texas, and they’ll host Florida State on Oct. 6. Their ACC road slate is manageable, with trips to Virginia, Boston College, Georgia Tech and Virginia Tech.
September can’t come soon enough for Miami fans. The College Football Playoff is within reach.
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