2018 obviously was not the best year in Miami Hurricanes history, but they are now looking forward to next year and beyond with today’s start of the 2019 signing period.
The Canes, like many other schools, had some last minute de-commits, but overall remained strong in their early signing recruiting class, ranking the best in the state. They were able to sign the likes of Keontra Smith, a 5-11 195 pound Saftey out of Chaminade-Madonna. Smith ranks as the #15 S nationally, #26 in the State, and #185 recruit overall. He is also a 4 star prospect.
Another name the Canes brought in today included 4 star DE, Jahfari Harvey who transferred from John Carroll High to Vero beach to play out his Senior season. Even after Manny Diaz left for Temple, Harvey didn’t waiver which is nice to see.
Harvey has great size at 6’4″ 225, especially for a rushing end which is what he is and what Miami needs as they continue to rebuild their defensive line. He ended the 2018 season with 85 tackles, 18.5 those were for a loss. He also had 7.5 sacks, and 1 forced fumble. Keep in mind, this was all done against the best competition in the state consider Vero plays at the highest level, which is class 8A.
Miami also got deeper at RB, signing Auburn transfer Asa Martin. Overall, if the Canes can avoid a few guys jumping ship early for the draft and put them together with what they brought in last year and who they are bringing in this year, than things should start to go back in the right direction for Richt and the guys.