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Hurricanes lost key receiver verbal commitment late Thursday

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Brett Davis- USA Today Sports

The Miami Hurricanes offseason momentum has been like a “recruiting runaway train” for new head coach Manny Diaz. However, an unexpected decommitment late Thursday night from one of the prominent receivers in the 2020 recruiting class is not something Canes fans wanted to wake up to Friday morning.

That’s after Palm Beach Central High School star Brian Robinson tweeted near midnight Thursday that he was now re-opening his recruitment:

Robinson is regarded as one of the top two or three receivers in the state of Florida and has a #20 composite rating among wide receivers in the nation. 24/7 Sports reported Friday that Robinson will be talking to Pitt on an official visit this weekend. However, their belief and reporting is that Florida State will have a strong opportunity to grab Robinson to come to Tallahassee. In particular, that Noles assistant Ron Dugans was at Robinson Palm Beach Central Spring football game to see him and perhaps, convince him to come to the panhandle.

Robinson originally verbally committed to Miami’s former head coach Mark Richt last summer. And, again, Diaz (who was the defensive coordinator last year) and his staff have only built on those type of recruits coming to South Florida. And, most recruiting services still have the Hurricanes with one of the top five classes for 2020.

However, as 24/7 wrote in their item, Miami has had a couple of other critical de-commitments, including Rockledge High School receiver/running back Ladarius Tennison and Miami Columbus star defensive lineman Elijah Roberts. Both of those players are two of the most sought after in Florida and have backed off of their verbal commitments, recently.

We frequently maintain that in the world of college football verbal commitments must be treated with a grain of salt, as players do what Robinson did, all the time. And, that’s change their mind and want to go somewhere else until they officially sign on the dotted line.

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