Mario Cristobal hasn't won on the field as much as many Miami football fans want. However, the Hurricanes continue to recruit as well as anyone in college football and Early National Signing Day was a reminder of that.
The Hurricanes are ranked ahead of Ohio State right now in the 247 Sports team rankings for the 2024 class and are still pushing for Jeremiah Smith. It seemed like their chances were dead earlier in the day, but Smith still hasn't signed.
That could be quite the coup. Yet, the Hurricanes flipped five-star defensive lineman Justin Scott from Ohio State and you can bet that NIL was a factor. Scott had a stack of money in his commitment edit.
Results are results though. Miami as 11 four-star commitments as well as two five-star recruits. The Hurricanes also landed Armondo Bount -- flipping him from Florida State on signing day. Miami also flipped Ohio State four-star running back commit Jordan Lyle, as well as Adarius Hayes from Florida.
Miami hasn't been able to land a blue-chip quarterback the past two recruiting classes, which is a glaring weakness, but if the Canes can land someone like Cameron Ward or Malachi Nelson -- they could be dangerous because they are loaded with talent.