Miami took some hits to its top-ranked Class of 2020 earlier this spring, but the Hurricanes continue to recover nicely. On Wednesday, the nation’s No. 1 class grew a bit stronger when 3-star wide receiver Marcus Fleming committed to Miami.
The 5-foot-10, 165-pound receiver from Miami Southridge High School announced his decision on Twitter after visiting Coral Gables, Fla., for the third straight day Monday.
I’m glad to say I’m committed to the university of Miami 🙌🏾🙌🏾 I wanna thank my mom & everyone else who supported me such as @CoachDD_Cooney @r81dugans @MarkRicht @Andrew_Ivins glad to stay home 🤞🏾📗📙📗📙 pic.twitter.com/4js0ryQ58T
— 3️⃣ (@_humble_3) June 13, 2018
Fleming is a relatively new target for the Hurricanes, although Miami has had its eye on him for a while. Fleming put together a strong sophomore season at Miami High School before transferring to Miami Southridge earlier this year. After a strong offseason of 7-on-7 tournaments, Fleming kept rolling with another standout performance at the first Mark Richt Football Camp of the year June 2. Wide receivers coach Ron Dugans offered Fleming on the spot and quickly made him a priority in the 2020 cycle.
Fleming returned to campus Saturday, then participated at another Mark Richt Camp on Sunday. On Monday, the wideout visited campus again with his mother and pledged to the hometown team a few days later.
Ranked by 247Sports.com as the No. 286 player in his class, Fleming helps the Hurricanes recover from de-commitments by 4-star wide receivers Leonard Manuel and Jermaine Burton earlier this year. The local athlete is now the first true wide receiver in the class, although 4-star athlete Marc Britt projects as a wide receiver, too. Miami also holds a commitment from 4-star tight end Dominic Mammarelli, who ranks No. 1 at his position.
While Fleming has some limitations — most notably his size — he boasts an impressive offer list with nearly 30 suitors. The Hurricanes ultimately beat Florida for Fleming, who also plays cornerback for Southridge. Fleming camped with the Gators on Friday, and previously said Miami and Florida were his top 2 schools.
The Hurricanes’ top-ranked 2020 class now consists of eight players, including five from Miami-Dade County.