The Miami Hurricanes continued their total dominance of the 2018 recruiting class this weekend, by adding two more highly regarded recruits. What has already been deemed as the top recruiting class, the Hurricanes keep adding top tier talent to separate their already large lead in the recruiting race.
The Canes added four start tight end Will Mallory on Friday. Then on Saturday they added athlete Gregory Rousseau. Rousseau is an interesting prospect, he’s 6’6 and has played five positions for Hialeah Champagnat. He’s also a four star recruit. It looks like the Canes will use Rousseau on defense, which was part of the reason he committed to Miami. He apparently liked that they already have a position for him, which the coaching staff calls the viper position. It’s a hybrid between a LB/DE. He will have the chance to rush the QB as the coaching staff said it’s a position that would best help him get drafted with his current size and athleticism.
As for Mallory, he’s the #13 overall TE according to rivals. What makes his singing interesting is that Miami already has a commitment from the #3 TE nationally in Brevin Jordan. What impressed Mallory was really Mark Richt and the coaching staff.
What has become abundantly clear about Richt is that he’s able to sell his program to recruits. It certainly didn’t hurt this year he started true freshman at key positions and they excelled. This recruiting ordeal does have a viral feel to it. Clearly a lot of these players see other top players verbally committing and they get excited. Richt obviously has struck the right cord, especially with the top local talent, which will be huge in order for Miami to get back on the national stage again. For the future of the program, things are looking really bright. This is 14 commitments for 2018, expect that number to increase.