Mario Cristobal aims to bring college football up to speed in his first year as Miami head coach, using his recruiting prowess and that of his coaching staff to compile one of the best recruiting classes in the country. on National Signing Day.
The foundation for the class was laid throughout the spring when the Hurricanes added four commitments in a month, before the Canes embarked on a hot summer streak with the addition of several top-notch talent.
As the summer drags on and Cristobal’s first season in charge begins, the haul is expected to expand significantly with in-state talent as well as prospects from across the country having ties to the new personnel.
All hurricanes follows Miami’s Class of 2023 commitments, which you can find sorted by position below.
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Total commitments: 13
Jaden Rashada, Pittsburgh, Calif., 6-foot-4, 185 lbs.
All Hurricanes scouting report: Rashada’s effortless speed and “pro throw” ball placement alone make him one of the best QBs in the class of 2023. In Pittsburgh’s vertical offense, Rashada demonstrated great balance under pressure, clean mechanics and athleticism and the ability to make any pitch on the court either zipping it or throwing it with great touch. He’ll have to add some serious weight to UM’s strength program when he arrives, but there’s no denying he’s talented enough to play day one based on his skill set.
Emory Williams, Milton (Fla.) Tall, 6-foot-4, 190 lbs.
All Hurricanes scouting report: Williams is a pass-first signaller with the arm strength to beat teams over the top, while having deft touch along the sidelines and behind the end zone . He’s at his best when advancing and throwing at the second and third tiers of defense. Unafraid to take a hit, Williams will also land a strike just before a defender makes contact with him. Finally, Williams has the ability to scramble and still make a throw, or take off and make big plays with his legs.
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Wide Receiver (2)
Nathaniel ‘Ray Ray’ Joseph, Miami, Fla. Edison, 5-foot-10, 170 pounds
AllHurricanes Reconnaissance Report: Fast twitch receiver and man back; one of the Sunshine State’s most explosive athletes. Will be a threat to mark screens, short to intermediate routes and bombs. Has the ability to separate from top notch cornerbacks with excellent lateral quickness and juke moves.
Robby Washington, Miami (Florida) Palmetto, 5-foot-10, 170 pounds
AllHurricanes Scouting Report: An explosive outside threat who could work in the slot or outside to pressure the depth of a defense. Washington has combined for 13 total touchdowns in 2021, playing both wide receiver and running back roles in Killian. He added good weight, adding to a strong road racing base and top speed in the offseason.
Tight end (3)
Riley Williams, Bradenton (Florida) IMG Academy, 6 feet 6 inches, 230 pounds
All Hurricanes scouting report: Massie tight talent with an NBA-like frame given his height and length. Worked primarily as a jumbo receiver rather than the classic line tight end role at Portland (Oregon) Central Catholic before the transfer this summer, with garish production and flashes of dominance along the way. He brings great ball skills, body control and overall knowledge of the court as a wide receiver to the table.
Reid Mikeska, Cypress (Texas) Bridgeland, 6-foot-6, 230 pounds
AllHurricanes scouting report: A comfortable hybrid pass-catcher operating more like a jumbo wide receiver, Mikeska offers the size, instincts and ability after the catch in space. He has experience blocking in space, even as an H-back, improving his college-level ground. Some extra volume might help project towards a more balanced college skill set, but this rod is suitable for modern play.
Jackson Carver, Windsor, Conn. Loomis Chaffee School, 6-foot-6, 225 lbs.
AllHurricanes scouting report: A three-sport star who grew up in Minnesota, Carver played hockey and excelled at lacrosse before becoming a top rookie. Picking Miami from over 30 additional offers shows his ability to work well in line and split, with an extended catching radius and strong linear running ability to boot. Capable blocker with defensive line experience, improving pop at the point of contact.
Offensive Tackle (2)
Francis Mauigoa, Bradenton, Fla. IMG Academy, 6-foot-5, 327 lbs.
All Hurricane Scouting Report: Mauigoa has several top traits, including excellent quickness for a prospect over 320 pounds. While plowing a defensive lineman in the running game is common for Mauigoa, he is also capable of playing in space during screens and out-of-bounds runs to reach linebackers and defensive backs. His general turn and athleticism translates well for him to play offensive tackle for the Hurricanes, and he could also contribute to offensive guard. He’s one of the most versatile offensive line rookies in the country.
Frankie Tinilau, Miami, Fla. La Salle, 6-foot-5, 315 lbs.
AllHurricanes scouting report: The Australia native is raw in his technique but packs a lot of power given his size, discipline and dual experience as an offensive and defensive lineman at various times. Has experience at left tackle, carries 300+ pounds off frame very well.
Interior offensive line (1)
Antonio Tripp, Owings Mills (Md.) McDonogh School, 6-foot-3, 300 pounds
AllHurricanes scouting report: Balanced offensive line prospect with multi-position experience up front. Will project inside to the next level, reflecting a strong lower body foundation and pop on contact. Works well on the go with a relatively high motor in the racing block game. Pass protection needs to be tweaked in the future.
Edge breaker (1)
Jayden Wayne, Bradenton, Fla. IMG Academy, 6-foot-5, 240 lbs.
AllHurricanes scouting report: Long, polished edge defender with a two-way backstory. Elite prowess with a range of motion to pressure the setter with speed and technique. Showed great improvement as a passer, with strong football IQ to play the run as well. Elite athletic profile considering not only his tight track record but also his production and flash ability on Friday nights as well as the 7-on-7 circuit. Shouldn’t need much development to see playing time considerable collegiate.
Defensive line (0)
Off-Ball Linebacker (1)
Bobby Washington, Miami (Florida) Palmetto, 6 feet 3 inches, 205 pounds
AllHurricanes scouting report: Modern linebacker build with more athleticism and experience against top competition in South Florida. Strong instincts against the run and competitive in pass coverage with short-range explosiveness and striking ability. Works relatively well and has a football nose with room to continue to fill the frame.
Robert Stafford, Melbourne, Fla. Eau Gallie, 5-foot-11, 170 pounds
All Hurricanes scouting report: Elite athlete who recently started learning the defensive game while also being a wide receiver at Eau Gallie. In his early days as a corner, Stafford was proficient in area coverage thanks to his length and instinct to play the ball. His technique and man-covering skills are raw, but his willingness to compete with running and downhill attacking shows promise in those departments.
- WR Lamar SeymoreMiami (Fla.) Central, cleared 06/23/2022
- WR Andy JohnMiami (Fla.) Northwestern, cleared 03/28/2022
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