It’s not typical for a program to lock up its recruiting at one position 11 months before Signing Day, but that’s what Miami did last week when it landed 4-star running back Camron Davis.
Davis, a speedster from Miami’s Carol City High, brings elite wheels and a thick build (5-10, 190 lbs) to the Hurricanes’ recruiting class. He’s the No. 15 running back in the nation, according to 247Sports’ composite listings, and a fine piece to add to a backfield that may lose starter Mark Walton to the NFL Draft.
Davis isn’t the best one they’ll have, though. That would be Lorenzo Lingard, a 6-foot, 190-pound 5-star prospect rated No. 2 at the position and No. 15 among all players for next season.
Davis’ commitment on junior day was more evidence of Miami’s recruiting momentum, which began with UM’s five-game winning streak to end 2016, carried through Signing Day with the No. 12-rated class and picked up more steam with Lingard’s commitment.
Landing a player of that caliber — Miami’s first 5-star on offense since Duke Johnson in 2012 — helped convince Davis and Carol City teammate Randy Russell, a 3-star safety, to hop on board at Miami’s junior day event last weekend. Defensive tackle Nesta Silvera, a 4-star recruit from Fort Lauderdale, joined up a few days before.
Russell (5-11, 180) adds a hard-hitting presence to UM’s secondary, while Silvera (6-2, 300) has outstanding strength and mobility at a position of need.
The Hurricanes are done at running back, but other positions need to be addressed. Who are some other players who could be committing to Miami soon?
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