CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) — Miami's 26-player recruiting class is widely touted as its best since Al Golden became coach four years ago, with the program finally past the NCAA investigation that left it under a cloud for several seasons.
The group announced Wednesday is notable for the depth of talent rather than for elite recruits. Golden did overcome stiff competition to land several players, but he also missed out on some of South Florida's best prospects.
There were no surprises in the final hours before players signed, with the Hurricanes closing deals as expected and not making any unexpected last-minute additions. They added two highly regarded quarterbacks in Brad Kaaya and Malik Rosier, addressed thin depth on defense and bulked up in the offensive line.