This won’t be quite as big a Miami recruiting weekend as last Saturday was, but the Hurricanes are still set to host a major group of prospects, primarily underclassmen. Dozens of players will be on hand Saturday to watch practice, and a few more will be on campus Thursday. The list of anticipated visitors doesn’t even include 4-star dual-threat quarterback Michael Johnson Jr., who arrived in South Florida on Wednesday and continues a two-day visit Thursday.
This weekend isn’t just about the Classes of 2020 and 2021, though. The Hurricanes are also taking the chance to meet with at least three blue-chip recruits in the Class of 2019. Here’s a look at the prospects who plan to visit throughout the weekend:
OLB Kevin Harris, 4 stars, Grayson (Loganville, Ga.)
Harris was previously scheduled to visit Miami on Saturday for the Hurricanes’ big junior day. The 4-star outside linebacker had to reschedule, though, so now he’s coming Saturday. The 6-foot-4, 218-pound edge rusher named Miami to a top 3 last week and this is his first visit. A strong first impression will be key for the Hurricanes to beat out Alabama and LSU. Both of Harris’ parents, for what it’s worth, hail from Baton Rouge, La.
UPDATE: Harris no longer plans to visit this weekend. He will visit the Crimson Tide instead.
DE Derick Hunter, 4 stars, Dunbar (Fort Myers, Fla.)
RB Cesare Mellusi, 4 stars, Naples (Fla.)
Mellusi already visited once this year, but he’s heading to campus once again. Miami has quite a few running backs it’s targeting and Mellusi is in the mix. The Hurricanes are competing with Notre Dame and South Carolina.
WR Marcus Rosemy, 4 stars, St. Thomas Aquinas (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.) (Class of 2020)^
TE Dominic Mammarelli, 4 stars, Naples (2020)
CB Henry Gray, 4 stars, Miami Central (2020)
Gray called Miami a dream offer when the Hurricanes finally stepped into the picture March 9. Considered a 4-star cornerback by 247Sports.com, he visits for the first time Thursday. The 6-1, 178-pound defensive back has said he’ll be patient, but a commitment isn’t impossible.
WR Bryan Robinson, 4 stars, Palm Beach Central (Wellington, Fla.) (2020)
DT Timothy Smith, 4 stars, Sebastian (Fla.) River (2020)
ATH Marc Britt, 4 stars, Champagnat Catholic (Hialeah, Fla.) (2020)*
DE Latarie Kinsler, 4 stars, Pahokee (Fla.) (2020)
A Louisville commit, Kinsler picked up a Miami offer on Feb. 23 and quickly expressed interest in visiting. The 6-4, 208-pound weakside defensive end will get his chance for the first time Saturday
DE Samuel Anaele, 4 stars, Doral (Fla.) Academy Prep (2020)*
DT Willie Moise, 4 stars, Chaminade-Madonna College Prep (Hollywood, Fla.) (2020)*
T Marcus Dumervil, 4 stars, St. Thomas Aquinas (2020)
OLB Derek Wingo, 3 stars, St. Thomas Aquinas (2020)^
ATH Marcus Fleming, 3 stars, Miami Northwestern Senior (2020)^
WR Aydin Henningham, 3 stars, Deerfield Beach (Fla.) (2020)^
G Jonathan Denis, 3 stars, South Dade (Homestead, Fla.) (2020)^
OLB Andy Garcia, 3 stars, American Heritage (Plantation, Fla.) (2020)^
WR Deajuan McDougle, 3 stars, Deerfield Beach (2020)^
RB Caziah Holmes, unranked, Cocoa (Fla.) (2020)
RB Jayion McCluster, unranked, Largo (Fla.) (2020)
ATH Xavier Restrepo, unranked, St. Thomas Aquinas (2020)
DT Westley Neal, unranked, Gulliver (Miami) (2020)
WR Kahlil Brantley, unranked, Miami Northwestern Senior (2020)^
S Keshawn Washington, unranked, South Dade (2020)^
CB Jaheem Joseph, unranked, Monsignor Edward Pace (Miami) (2020)^
G Jose Mirabal, unranked, South Dade (2020)^
T Richie Leonard, unranked, Cocoa (2020)^
WR Gerand Turner, unranked, South Miami (2020)^
T Marcus Tate, unranked, NSU University (Fort Lauderdale) (Class of 2021)
Tate is one of the few 2021 prospects holding a Miami offer. Like many of the young South Florida prospects the Hurricanes have offered, he called Miami a dream school. The 6-5, 275-pound tackle will visit for the first time. Tate also likes LSU.
S James Williams, unranked, Monsignor Edward Pace (Miami) (2021)
Williams once said he’d commit to Miami on the spot if offered. Considering the Hurricanes offered the safety during his freshman year, it makes sense he waited. Still, the rising sophomore is set to visit Saturday for the first time since the Hurricanes offered Jan. 10. There’s a good chance the 6-4, 202-pound athlete eventually becomes the first member of Miami’s 2021 class.
QB Jacobi Myers, unranked, Ponte Vedra (Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.) (2021)^
OLB Tyler Johnson, unranked, South Dade (2021)
OLB Jesiah Pierre, 3 stars, Christian Home & Bible (Mount Dora, Fla.)*
Pierre couldn’t make it Saturday for junior day and was toying with visiting this weekend when the 2020 and 2021 prospects are in town. The 3-star linebacker won’t be able to make it, though. The rising senior plans to visit sometime soon.
WR Leonard Manuel, 4 stars, Vangaurd (Ocala, Fla.) (2020)*
Manuel is taking visits just about everywhere, but he won’t be in Miami on Saturday. The athlete took an under-the-radar visit earlier this month to hang out with quarterback N’Kosi Perry, who played with Manuel at Vanguard High School.
RB Don Chaney Jr., 4 stars, Belen Jesuit Prep (Miami) (2020)
Chaney is the Hurricanes’ top uncommitted target in the 2020 class at this point. The halfback, whose father played at South Carolina, named Miami his leader earlier this month. He’s attending a coaches clinic with his father and some of his Belen Jesuit Preparatory School coaches.
DE Chantz Williams, 4 stars, Oakleaf (Orange Park, Fla.) (2020)
Williams has some practices to attend with his Oakleaf High School teammates, so he won’t be in town. He visited the Hurricanes with 4-star tackle Jalen Rivers, a teammate with the Knights, in February. The weakside defensive end visited Florida State on Saturday.
* — Miami commit
^ — Does not hold Miami offer