Miami landed 5 commitments during June official visits: Here is who is going to commit next

During June’s official visits, Miami nearly quadrupled the size of their 2025 recruiting class with five commitments; however, the Hurricanes have not yet completed their summer additions.

These three 2025 talents, along with information on two local four-star recruits I’m unsure about, are my top picks to commit to Miami.

Three-star DL Derry Norris Jr.

After a robust formal visit and persistent recruiting efforts in June, three of us at On3, including myself, RPM’d Norris to Miami. I’m encouraged by the current state of affairs between the two parties. Norris is wanted by the Hurricanes, and he gets along well with Miami’s defensive coaching staff. A commitment could occur sooner rather than later because he has been preparing to make his announcement prior to the commencement of his senior season for some time.

Four-star linebacker Gavin Nix

Nix’s recruitment has been greatly influenced by relationships, and on his official visit to the Hurricanes on June 7, head coach Mario Cristobal and linebackers coach Derek Nicholson helped the team gain a sense of momentum for the No. 152 overall prospect. Although he has visited Miami more frequently overall than either of the other two programs—and I think Miami has the best chance—he has also travelled to Florida State and Oregon. I like where the Canes sit going into a summer commitment after he dropped a top six of Miami, Florida State, Oregon, Ohio State, Notre Dame, and Stanford at the beginning of the month.

Three-star EDGE Tylon Lee

After visits to UCF, Kansas, and Arkansas, Lee made an official visit to Miami last weekend, where they made a move for him. He is completely focused on Miami, but I don’t think Hurricane supporters should belittle the other three universities. Throughout the spring, Lee’s interest in Miami has only increased, although UCF and Kansas have a history of working with the three-star pass rusher. Even still, following this past weekend, it’s difficult to disagree with Miami’s position, and I’m glad I decided to include him in my simulated class earlier this month.

Two local Miami 4-star targets I’m on the fence about

Chris Ewald, a four-star cornerback, was aggressively pursued by Georgia during his official visit last weekend, which tightened the competition. Originally scheduled to make his announcement on June 27, Ewald may decide to postpone it after the Bulldogs gave him a lot to consider. I think his chances of landing at Miami are currently 50/50, but the Hurricanes won’t give up on one of their top local targets easily, especially in a class that values the secondary. Throughout the 2024 calendar year, I’ve put him on RPMs, mock classes, and “who could be next to commit” lists, but right now, it feels more like a coin flip.

Randy Adirika, a four-star defensive tackle from Miami Central whose Miami recruiting has had some difficulties, is no longer my favourite player on my RPM. Before the end of June, I believed Adirika would probably commit to Miami, but those days are far gone. Though USC is also vying for his services, Penn State has been heavily involved in his recruitment and left a lasting impact on his formal visit to Happy Valley this month. Similar to Ewald, I have included Adirika in mock classes, RPMs, and lists of “who could be next to commit” for the entire 2024 year.

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