Miami football 2023 class part of ACC recruiting surge

Miami football 2023 class part of ACC recruiting surge

The Miami football program is one of nine ACC teams whose 2023 recruiting class ranks in the top 35. After multiple recent commitments, Miami has the 33rd ranked 2023 class. Miami has the seventh-ranked class in the ACC and third in the Coastal Division. Clemson which is fourth nationally has the top-ranked 2023 ACC Class.

Miami has moved significantly up the rankings in June. The Miami football program has received commitments from tight ends Jackson Carver and Reid Mikeska and quarterback Emory Williams in June to move from the 40s to their current position. Four-star TE Riley Williams is projected to commit to Miami on July 1.

It would be an unusual move to take three TEs in the same class. Carver, Mikeska and Williams provide different skill sets for Miami. Carver and Mikeska have not been playing football long after growing up playing different sports. Williams is the 2023 77th-ranked player and fourth-ranked TE in the 247 Sports composite rankings.

For Miami to move further up the rankings, they need a higher blue-chip ratio for 2023. Seven of the eight prospects currently committed to Miami for 2023 are three-stars. Clemson currently has a blue-chip ratio of one 2023 five-star commit, four four-stars and two three-stars. Most ACC commits are three-star prospects.

Louisville is currently the only other ACC program that has a blue-chip ratio of 50 percent or more in the Class of 2023. The Cardinals have the 11th ranked 2023 class with one five-star commit, four four-stars and five three-stars . Five-star commit Ruben Owens is the top running back in the Class of 2023.

Owens committed to Louisville on Monday. Four 2023 Louisville commits rank in the top 200 of the 247 Sports composite rankings. Athlete Robby Washington who Miami projects as a wide receiver is the Hurricanes’ only 2023 commit ranked in the top 200. Washington is the 171st ranked player by 247 Sports.

By the time early national signing day occurs in December the expectation will be that Miami has signed a class with a blue-chip ratio over 50 percent. Ten of the 14 players Miami signed in the Class of 2022 were four stars. Miami is strongly recruiting multiple blue-chip players who are currently uncommitted for 2023.

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