CORAL GABLES, Fla. — Miami’s secondary for the Class of 2019 continues to come together. The Hurricanes added another commitment from one of the Miami metropolitan area’s best defensive backs Saturday when Te’Cory Couch announced his commitment to the Hurricanes.
The 4-star athlete from Chaminade-Madonna College Preparatory School in Hollywood announced his Miami commitment on Twitter.
— T©️(MD)⚠️ (@TecoryC_16) June 16, 2018
Couch’s commitment doesn’t come as any surprise. The 5-foot-10, 148-pound defensive back de-committed from Michigan on June 9. All signs quickly pointed to Couch joining the hometown team. When Couch initially flipped his commitment from Tennessee to the Wolverines on April 15, he picked Michigan from a new top 3, which also included the Hurricanes and Volunteers. Miami appeared to be the clear favorite, which made the flip somewhat surprising.
The Hurricanes, however, never stopped recruiting Couch, who plays both cornerback and free safety. The senior took an under-the-radar unofficial visit to Miami in May and plans to return to campus Saturday. Now he joins two Chaminade-Madonna teammates as members of the Hurricanes’ 2018 class. Keontra Smith, a 4-star safety, and 3-star weakside defensive end Cameron Williams committed earlier this year.
While Couch’s size prevents him from being considered a truly elite prospect, the 247Sports composite rankings still list him as the nation’s No. 205 overall prospect. He already accepted an invitation to play in the Under Armour All-America Game in January.
Miami views Couch as a potentially versatile cornerback. His size suggests he’s best suited to play nickelback in the Hurricanes’ defense, but Couch said he’s talked with coaches about playing outside, too.
Couch’s commitment pushes Miami up to No. 6 in the class rankings for 2019. The Hurricanes sit behind only Clemson in the ACC with a team score of 210.09.
Couch helped guide the Lions to the Florida High School Athletic Association’s Class 3A championship in 2017. The South Florida prospect logged 62 tackles, 2 tackles for a loss, 1 sack and 3 interceptions in 12 games.