Mario Cristobal is aiming to put college football on notice in his first year as Miami’s head coach, utilizing his and his coaching staff’s recruiting prowess to compile one of the nation’s top recruiting classes come National Signing Day.
The foundation of the class was established throughout the spring when the Hurricanes added four commitments in a month-long span.
As the summer lingers on and Cristobal’s first season in charge gets underway, the haul should expand greatly with in-state talent as well as prospects from across the nation with ties to the new staff.
All Hurricanes is tracking Miami’s class of 2023 commitments, which you can find sorted by position below.
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Total Commitments: 11
Jaden Rashada, Pittsburg (Calif.), 6-foot-4, 185 pounds
All Hurricanes scouting report: Rashada’s effortless velocity and “pro throw” ball placement alone make him one of the premier QBs in the class of 2023. In the vertically-based Pittsburg offense, Rashada has displayed great poise under pressure, clean mechanics, plus athleticism and the ability to make any throw on the field either by zipping it or throwing with great touch. He’ll need to add some good weight in UM’s strength program upon arrival, but there is no denying that he’s talented enough to play day one based on his skill-set.
Emory Williams, Milton (Fla.) High, 6-foot-4, 190 pounds
All Hurricanes scouting report: Williams is a pass-first signal-caller with the arm strength to beat teams over the top, while also having a deft touch along the sidelines and in the back of the end zone. He’s at his best when going through his progressions and making throws to the second and third levels of the defense. Not afraid to take a hit, Williams will also deliver a strike right 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.
Running Back (0)
Wide Receiver (2)
Nathaniel ‘Ray Ray’ Joseph, Miami (Fla.) Edison, 5-foot-10, 170 pounds
AllHurricanes scouting report: Quick-twitch receiver and return man; one of the most explosive athletes in the Sunshine State. Will be a threat to score from 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 (Fla.) Palmetto, 5-foot-10, 170 pounds
AllHurricanes scouting report: An explosive exterior threat who could work in the slot or outside to put pressure on the depth of a defense. Washington combined for 13 total touchdowns in 2021, working both wide receiver and running back roles at Killian. He has added good weight, adding to strong route-running foundation and top-end speed during the offseason.
Tight End (3)
Riley Williams, Bradenton (Fla.) IMG Academy, 6-foot-6, 230 pounds
All Hurricanes scouting report: Massie tight end talent with NBA-type frame given his height and length. Worked primarily as a jumbo receiver rather than the classic in-line tight end role at Portland (Ore.) Central Catholic prior to transferring this summer, with gaudy production and flashes of dominance along the way. He brings great ball skills, body control and overall field awareness as a pass-catcher to the table.
Reid Mikeska, Cypress (Texas) Bridgeland, 6-foot-6, 230 pounds
AllHurricanes scouting report: A hybrid pass-catcher comfortable working more like a jumbo wide receiver, Mikeska offers size, instincts and after-the-catch ability in space. He is experienced blocking in space, even as an H-back, enhancing his floor at the college level. Added bulk could help to project towards a more balanced college skill set, but this Cane fits the modern game.
Jackson Carver, Windsor (Conn.) Loomis Chaffee School, 6-foot-6, 225 pounds
AllHurricanes scouting report: A three-sport standout growing up in Minnesota, Carver played hockey and excelled at lacrosse before blossoming into a top tight end recruit. Picking Miami over 30 additional offers, he shows the ability to work well in-line and split out, with an extended catch radius and strong linear running ability to boot. Capable blocker with defensive line experience, enhancing pop at the point of contact.
Offensive Tackle (1)
Frankie Tinilau, Miami (Fla.) La Salle, 6-foot-5, 315 pounds
AllHurricanes scouting report: Australia native is raw in his technique but offers plenty of power given his size, leverage discipline and two-way experience as an offensive and defensive lineman at different points. Has experience at left tackle, carries 300-plus pounds very well relative to frame.
Interior Offensive Line (1)
Antonio Tripp, Owings Mills (Md.) McDonogh School, 6-foot-3, 300 pounds
AllHurricanes scouting report: Balanced offensive line prospect with experience at multiple positions up front. Will project inside at the next level, reflecting strong lower-body foundation and pop on contact. Works well on the move with relatively high motor in the run-blocking game. Pass protection needs polish going forward.
Edge rusher (0)
Defensive Line (0)
Off-Ball Linebacker (1)
Bobby Washington, Miami (Fla.) Palmetto, 6-foot-3, 205 pounds
AllHurricanes scouting report: Modern linebacker build with plus athleticism and experience against high profile competition in south Florida. Strong instincts versus the run and competitive in pass coverage with short-area explosiveness and striking ability. Runs relatively well and has a nose for the football with room to continue to fill out frame.
Robert Stafford, Melbourne (Fla.) Eau Gallie, 5-foot-11, 170 pounds
All Hurricanes scouting report: Elite athlete that has recently begun to learn defensive back play while also starring at wide receiver at Eau Gallie. In his early days as a corner, Stafford has been proficient in zone coverage thanks to his length and instincts to play the ball. His technique and man coverage skills are raw, but his willingness to compete against run and attack downhill is promising in those departments.
- WR Lamar Seymore, Miami (Fla.) Central, decommitted 6/23/2022
- WR Andy Jean, Miami (Fla.) Northwestern, decommitted 3/28/2022
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