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2021 Miami Hurricanes Signees

NamePositionHometownHigh School
Jacolby GeorgeWRLauderhill, Fla. Plantation
Malik CurtisCBFort Myers, Fla.Bishop Verot

Michael McLaughlinOLParkland, Fla. Douglas
Ryan RodriguezOLMiami, Fla. Columbus
Thaddius Franklin, Jr. RBWest Park, Fla.Chaminade-Madonna
Deshawn Troutman LBOrlando, Fla.Edgewater
Chase SmithSTRKPalm Bay, Fla. Bayside
Allan Haye, Jr. DLNorth Lauderdale, Fla.Chaminade-Madonna
Kamren KinchensSMiami, Fla. Miami Northwestern
Romello BrinsonWRMiami, Fla. Miami Northwestern
Kahlil BrantleyTEMiami, Fla. Miami Northwestern
Andres BorregalesKMiami, Fla.Champagnat Catholic
Elijah ArroyoTEFrisco, TexasIndependence
Tyler JohnsonLBMiami, Fla. Miami Killian
Laurence SeymoreOLMiami Gardens, Fla. Miami Central
Jabari IshmaelDEMiami, Fla.Columbus
Brashard SmithWRRichmond Heights, Fla.Miami Palmetto
Leonard TaylorDTMiami, Fla.Miami Palmetto
Thomas DavisDEValdosta, Ga.Lowndes
James WilliamsSFort Lauderdale, Fla.Plantation American Heritage
Jake GarciaQBWhittier, Calif.Grayson

Jacolby George | Wide Receiver

A consensus four-star prospect by 247Sports, ESPN and Rivals…Rated No. 101 in the ESPN300 Rankings…Ranked the No. 16 wide receiver nationally and No. 17 player in Florida by ESPN… Listed as the No. 159 overall player in the 247Sports Composite Top247…Rated the No. 27 wide receiver in the country and No. 23 player in Florida by 247Sports Composite…Ranked the No. 197 player in the Rivals Top 250…Listed as the No. 31 wide receiver nationally and No. 27 player in Florida by Rivals…Selected to the Under Armour All-America Game …As a junior, caught 46 passes for 1,030 yards and 12 touchdowns…Chose Miami over offers from Georgia Tech, Indiana, Kentucky, Minnesota, NC State, Penn State, Pitt, Syracuse, UCF and West Virginia, among others. 

Malik Curtis | Cornerback

A consensus three-star prospect by 247Sports, ESPN and Rivals…Ranked the No. 74 athlete nationally and the No. 100 player in Florida by 247Sports…Rated the No. 84 cornerback in the country by ESPN…Has experience at both wide receiver and cornerback…Has three interceptions and five passes defended in his career…As a senior, caught 47 passes for 726 yards and eight touchdowns, adding an interception returned for a touchdown…As a junior, caught 34 passes for 680 yards and eight touchdowns, adding four punt returns and a kickoff return for touchdowns…Also a track and field standout, with personal-best times of 11.13 in the 100m and 22.72 in the 200m…Chose Miami over offers from Boston College, Georgia Southern and Western Kentucky, among others. 

Michael McLaughlin | Offensive Line

Rated a four-star prospect by ESPN and 247Sports Composite and a three-star recruit by Rivals…Ranked the No. 298 player in the ESPN300…Listed as the No. 27 offensive tackle nationally and the No. 47 player in Florida by ESPN…Rated the No. 25 offensive tackle in the country and the No. 54 player in Florida by 247Sports Composite…Ranked the No. 47 offensive tackle nationally and the No. 67 player in Florida by Rivals…Chose Miami over offers from Boston College, Florida State, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisville, Ole Miss, Pitt, Rutgers, USF, UCF, Vanderbilt, Virginia, Virginia Tech, Wake Forest and West Virginia, among others. 

Ryan Rodriguez | Offensive Line

Rated a four-star prospect by ESPN and a three-star recruit by 247Sports Composite and Rivals…Ranked the No. 6 center nationally and No. 51 player in Florida by ESPN…Listed as the No. 7 center in the country and No. 65 player in Florida by 247Sports Composite…Ranked the No. 19 offensive guard nationally and the No. 78 player in Florida by Rivals…Selected to the U.S. Army All-American Bowl …As a junior, led Columbus to a Florida Class 8A state championship…High school teammate of fellow #2rings1chain signee Jabari Ishmael…Chose Miami over offers from Coastal Carolina, Indiana, Louisville, Ole Miss, Syracuse, Tulane, UConn, Wake Forest and West Virginia, among others. 

Thaddius Franklin Jr. | Running Back

A consensus four-star prospect by 247Sports, ESPN and Rivals…Rated No. 232 in the ESPN300 Rankings…Ranked the No. 11 running back nationally and No. 36 player in Florida by ESPN… Listed as the No. 236 overall player in the 247Sports Composite Top247…Rated the No. 11 running back in the country and No. 33 player in Florida by 247Sports Composite…Ranked the No. 233 player in the Rivals Top 250…Listed as the No. 12 running back nationally and No. 35 player in Florida by Rivals…Has over 5,000 rushing yards and 51 rushing touchdowns in four-year varsity career…Rushed for 2,282 yards and 28 touchdowns as a junior…High school teammate of fellow #2rings1chain signee Allan Haye…Chose Miami over offers from Alabama, Auburn, Baylor, Boston College, Florida, Florida State, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisville, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi State, Missouri, Nebraska, North Carolina, Ohio State, Ole Miss, Oregon, Penn State, Pitt, Purdue, Rutgers, South Carolina, Syracuse, TCU, Tennessee, Texas A&M, Utah, Virginia Tech and West Virginia, among others. 

Deshawn Troutman | Linebacker

A consensus three-star prospect by 247Sports, ESPN and Rivals…Ranked the No. 23 outside linebacker nationally by Rivals…Rated the No. 24 inside linebacker in the country and No. 105 player in Florida by ESPN…Listed as the No. 33 inside linebacker nationally and the No. 92 player in Florida by 247Sports Composite…Totaled over 90 tackles, 12.0 tackles for loss and two sacks, adding three passes defended and a fumble recovery in two varsity seasons…Chose Miami over offers from Coastal Carolina, Florida State, Kansas, Kansas State, Louisville and West Virginia, among others. 

Chase Smith | Striker

A consensus four-star prospect by 247Sports, ESPN and Rivals…Rated the No. 239 overall player by 247Sports…Ranked the No. 13 athlete nationally and No. 32 player in Florida by 247Sports…Listed as the No. 217 overall player on the Rivals Top 250…Rated the No. 4 athlete nationally and No. 35 player in Florida by Rivals…Ranked the No. 34 outside linebacker in the country and No. 53 player in Florida by ESPN…As a junior, Smith caught 50 passes for 716 yards and seven touchdowns on offense…Also totaled 72 tackles, four sacks and four interceptions on defense…Named a Florida Today All-Space Coast selection…Son of former UM tight end Willie Smith, who was an All-American in 1985 before making his way to the NFL…Chose Miami over offers from Auburn, Florida, Florida State, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisville, Mississippi State, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Pitt, Purdue, UCF and Utah, among others. 

Allan Haye, Jr. | Defensive Tackle

A consensus three-star prospect by 247Sports, ESPN and Rivals…Ranked the No. 53 defensive tackle and No. 119 player in Florida by 247Sports Composite…Rated the No. 61 defensive tackle and No. 135 player in Florida by ESPN…Recorded over 80 tackles and 9.0 tackles for loss in three-year varsity career…As a junior, has 68 tackles, 8.0 tackles for loss and 6.0 sacks in 12 games…High school teammate of fellow #2rings1chain signee Thad Franklin…Chose Miami over offers from Duke, Indiana, Iowa State, Kentucky, Louisville, Maryland, NC State, Pitt, Syracuse, Texas Tech, UCF, USF, Wake Forest and West Virginia, among others. 

Kamren Kinchens | Safety

Rated a four-star prospect by Rivals and 247Sports Composite and a three-star recruit by ESPN…Ranked the No. 189 player in the Rivals Top 250… Listed as the No. 13 safety nationally and No. 26 player in Florida by Rivals…Rated the No. 23 safety in the country and No. 53 player in Florida by 247Sports Composite…Ranked the No. 28 safety nationally and the No. 68 player in Florida by ESPN…As a junior, recorded 74 tackles, 3.0 tackles for loss and nine interceptions, also returned a punt for a touchdown…Helped Miami Northwestern win Florida Class 5A stat championships in 2017, 2018 and 2019…High school teammate of fellow #2rings1chain signees Romello Brinson and Kahlil Brantley…Chose Miami over offers from Alabama, Auburn, Clemson, Florida, Florida State, Georgia, Georgia Tech, Kentucky, LSU, Louisville, Maryland, Missouri, Nebraska, Ohio State, Ole Miss, Oregon, Pitt, Rutgers, Syracuse, Tennessee, Texas A&M, UCF, Utah, Washington State and West Virginia, among others. 

Andres Borregales | Kicker

Rated a three-star prospect by 247Sports and Rivals…Ranked the No. 2 kicker in the country by 247Sports and a top-300 player in Florida by 247 Composite…Listed at the No. 7 kicker nationally by Kohl’s Kicking…Younger brother of Miami kicker Jose Borregales…Chose Miami over offers from North Carolina, FIU, Louisville and Southern Miss, among others. 

Romello Brinson | Wide Receiver

A consensus four-star prospect by 247Sports, ESPN and Rivals…Rated No. 137 in the ESPN300…Ranked the No. 24 wide receiver nationally and the No. 21 player in Florida by ESPN…Listed as the No. 133 player overall in the 247Sports Top247 Composite…Rated the No. 24 wide receiver in the country and No. 19 player in Florida by 247 Composite…Listed as the No. 162 player overall in the Rivals Top 250…Ranked the No. 28 wide receiver nationally and the No. 22 player in Florida by Rivals…As a junior, caught 43 passes for 834 yards and eight touchdowns…Helped Miami Northwestern win Florida Class 5A stat championships in 2017, 2018 and 2019…High school teammate of fellow #2rings1chain signees Kahlil Brantley and Kamren Kinchens…Chose Miami over offers from Alabama, Auburn, Clemson, Florida, Georgia, Georgia Tech, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisville, LSU, Maryland, Missouri, Nebraska, Ole Miss, Penn State, Pitt, Syracuse, Tennessee, Texas A&M, USC, USF, Utah and Washington State, among others. 

Elijah Arroyo | Tight End

A consensus four-star prospect by 247Sports, ESPN and Rivals…Rated No. 234 in the 247Sports Top 247 Composite Rankings…Ranked the No. 4 tight end nationally and No. 21 player in Texas by 247Sports… Listed as the No. 8 tight end nationally and No. 64 player in Texas by ESPN…Ranked the No. 10 tight end in the country and No. 37 player in Texas by Rivals…Had over 1,200 yards and 17 receiving touchdowns in two varsity seasons…As a senior, caught 28 passes for 635 yards and 12 touchdowns…Caught 48 passes for 648 yards and five touchdowns in junior season…Chose Miami over offers from Alabama, Arizona State, Auburn, Georgia, Illinois, Kansas, LSU, Michigan, Michigan State, Oklahoma State, Penn State, Purdue, South Carolina, TCU, Texas, Texas A&M, and USC, among others. 

Kahlil Brantley | Tight End

A consensus three-star prospect by 247Sports, ESPN and Rivals…Ranked the No. 21 tight end in the country by ESPN…Rated the No. 33 tight end nationally and the No. 79 player in Florida by 247Sports…Listed as the No. 95 player in Florida by Rivals…As a junior, caught 28 passes for 626 yards and eight touchdowns…Helped Miami Northwestern win Florida Class 5A stat championships in 2017, 2018 and 2019…High school teammate of fellow #2rings1chain signees Romello Brinson and Kamren Kinchens…Chose Miami over offers from Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, Missouri, Ole Miss, Oregon, Pitt, Syracuse, Tennessee, Utah and West Virginia, among others. 

Tyler Johnson | Linebacker

Rated a four-star prospect by 247Sports and a three-star recruit by ESPN and Rivals…Ranked the No. 20 outside linebacker and No. 41 player in Florida by 247Sports…Listed as the No. 33 weakside linebacker and No. 98 player in Florida by Rivals…Rated as the No. 60 outside linebacker and No. 99 player in Florida by ESPN… Playing for South Dade as a junior in 2019, registered 36 tackles, 4 sacks and an interception, and was recognized as first-team by the Miami Herald…Younger brother of former All-ACC safety Jaquan Johnson…Chose Miami over offers from Georgia, Pitt, Toledo and UCF, among others. 

Laurence Seymore | Offensive Line

A consensus four-star prospect by 247Sports, ESPN and Rivals…Ranked the No. 163 overall player in the ESPN300…Ranked the No. 6 offensive guard nationally and No. 26 player in Florida by ESPN…Listed as the No. 151 overall player in the Rivals Top 250…Ranked the No. 7 offensive guard in the country and No. 23 player in Florida by Rivals…Rated the No. 162 overall player in the 247Sports Composite Top247…Listed as the No. 10 offensive guard nationally and No. 23 player in Florida by 247Sports Composite…Selected to the Under Armour All-America Game…Committed to Miami since his freshman year at Miami Central…Chose Miami over offers from Arkansas, Boston College, Florida, Florida State, Georgia, Indiana, LSU, Louisville, Maryland, Minnesota, North Carolina, Oregon, Penn State, South Carolina, Tennessee and West Virginia, among others. 

Jabari Ishmael | Defensive End

A consensus four-star prospect by 247Sports Composite, ESPN and Rivals…Rated No. 197 in the ESPN300 Rankings…Ranked the No. 20 defensive end nationally and No. 31 player in Florida by ESPN… Listed as the No. 224 overall player in the 247Sports Composite Top247…Rated the No. 15 weakside defensive end in the country and No. 32 player in Florida by 247Sports Composite…Ranked the No. 221 player in the Rivals Top 250…Listed as the No. 12 strongside defensive end nationally and No. 32 player in Florida by Rivals…As a junior, led Columbus to a Florida Class 8A state championship…Recorded 46 tackles, 8.0 tackles for loss and 3.0 sacks in junior season…High school teammate of fellow #2rings1chain signee Ryan Rodriguez…Son of Miami strength and conditioning coach Victor Ishmael…Chose Miami over offers from Florida, Florida State, Georgia Tech, Indiana, Michigan, Mississippi State, Northwestern, Notre Dame, Ole Miss, Oregon, Penn State, Syracuse, Tennessee, Texas A&M, UCF, Utah and Vanderbilt, among others. 

Brashard Smith | Wide Receiver

A consensus four-star prospect by 247Sports, ESPN and Rivals…Ranked the No. 158 overall player in the Rivals Top 250… Rated the No. 24 wide receiver nationally and No. 25 player in Florida by Rivals…Listed as the No. 193 player in the 247Sports Top247…Ranked the No. 29 wide receiver in the country and No. 24 player in Florida by 247Sports…Rated the No. 62 wide receiver nationally and No. 64 player in Florida by ESPN…Selected to the Under Armour All-America Game and the U.S. Army All-American Bowl…As a junior, caught 36 passes for 628 yards and 13 touchdowns…High school teammate of fellow #2rings1chain signee Leonard Taylor…Chose Miami over offers from Alabama, Auburn, Boston College, Cincinnati, Florida, Indiana, Kentucky, LSU, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Carolina, Oregon, Penn State, Pitt, South Carolina, USF, Syracuse, Tennessee, Washington State and West Virginia, among others. 

Leonard Taylor | Defensive Tackle

A five-star prospect by 247Sports and ESPN and a four-star recruit by Rivals…Ranked the No. 3 overall player by 247Sports…Rated the top defensive tackle nationally and No. 1 player in Florida by 247Sports…Listed as the No. 6 overall player in the ESPN300…Ranked the No. 2 defensive tackle in the country and No. 2 player in Florida by ESPN…Rated the No. 39 overall player by Rivals…Listed as the No. 3 defensive tackle nationally and No. 9 player in Florida by Rivals…Selected to the Under Armour All-America Game and U.S. Army All-American Bowl…As a junior, has 18 tackles, 6.0 tackles for loss and an interception…High school teammate of fellow #2rings1chain signee Leonard Taylor…Chose Miami over offers from Alabama, Auburn, Florida, Florida State, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisville, LSU, Ohio State, Oklahoma, Penn State, Pitt, Tennessee, Texas A&M, USF and Wake Forest, among others. 

Thomas Davis | Defensive End

A consensus three-star prospect by 247Sports, ESPN and Rivals…Ranked the No. 27 inside linebacker and No. 42 player in Georgia by 247sports…Rated the No. 44 outside linebacker and No. 39 player in Georgia by ESPN…Listed as the No. 52 player in Georgia by Rivals…Has 89 career tackles (59 solo) and 27.0 tackles for loss in three varsity seasons…As a junior, recorded 47 tackles (32 solo), 16.5 tackles for loss and 11.5 sacks…Chose Miami over offers from Arkansas, Cincinnati, Coastal Carolina, Florida State, Indiana, Mississippi State, South Carolina and Tulane, among others. 

James Williams | Safety

A five-star prospect by 247Sports and Rivals and a four-star recruit by ESPN…Ranked the No. 13 overall player in the 247Sports Composite Top247…Rated the No. 1 safety nationally and the No. 4 player in Florida by 247Sports Composite…Listed as the No. 19 overall player in the Rivals Top 250…Ranked the No. 1 safety nationally and the No. 4 player in Florida by Rivals…Rated the No. 32 overall player in the ESPN300…Listed as the No. 4 safety in the country and No. 8 player in Florida by ESPN… Selected to the Under Armour All-America Game and U.S. Army All-American Bowl…As a junior at Western HS, recorded 62 tackles, 2.5 tackles for loss and one sack…Had six interceptions, four passes defended, five forced fumbles, one fumble recovery and one interception returned for a touchdown in junior season…Chose Miami over offers from Alabama, Auburn, Cincinnati, Clemson, Florida, Florida State, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisville, LSU, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Ohio State, Ole Miss, Oregon, Penn State, Pitt, South Carolina, Syracuse, Tennessee, UCF, USF, Vanderbilt and West Virginia, among others. 

Jake Garcia | Quarterback

A consensus four-star prospect by 247Sports, ESPN and Rivals…Rated the No. 18 overall player in the ESPN300…Ranked the No. 2 pocket passer quarterback nationally and the No. 2 player in Georgia by ESPN…Listed as the No. 46 overall player in the 247Sports Composite Top247… Rated the No. 5 pro-style quarterback and No. 5 player in Georgia by 247Sports Composite…Ranked the No. 42 overall player in the Rivas Top250…Rated the No. 5 pro-style quarterback and the No. 4 player in Georgia by Rivals…Selected to the Under Armour All-America Game…Has thrown for nearly 6,000 yards and over 50 touchdowns in four varsity seasons…Threw for over 2,100 yards in both sophomore and junior seasons at Narbonne HS (CA)…As a junior, completed 168-of-239 passes (70.3%) for 2,301 yards and 25 touchdowns…As a sophomore, completed 153-of-202 passes (75.7%) for 2,130 yards and 15 touchdowns…Chose Miami over offers from, Alabama, Arizona, Arizona State, Arkansas, Auburn, Colorado, Florida, Florida State, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisville, LSU, Nebraska Ohio State, Oregon, Purdue, Tennessee, Texas, UCLA, USC and Vanderbllt, among others.