Miami Football knocked down 2024 four-star safety Antoine Jackson on Saturday in his latest victory against an elite SEC program. Miami beat Alabama for the second time in less than a year to a four-star tight end with Riley Williams’ commitment on Friday. Miami knocked out four-star TE Jaleel Skinner from Alabama in January.
Mario Cristobal was hired by the Miami football program in December to bring more consistency to the Hurricanes in recruiting. In less than seven months, Cristobal and his team have had a major impact with Miami when it comes to recruiting. With three four-star commits last week, Miami moved into the top 15 of the 2023 classes.
The jump started with the commitment of four-star QB Jaden Rashada last Sunday. Miami beat Florida, Texas A&M, LSU and Mississippi for Rashada’s commitment. Before committing to Miami, Rashada tended to travel to Florida ahead of an official visit to Coral Gables a few days before her engagement.
Winning the recruitment battles in South Florida is essential for Cristobal and his team. Miami needs to lay the groundwork for its recruiting classes with players from South Florida who will lay the groundwork for Miami. Jackson is expected to arrive in Miami after likely losing what should be elite safety depth after the 2023 season.
Safeties Brian Balom and Avantae Williams are eligible for the 2023 NFL Draft and Kamren Kinchens and James Williams can enter the 2024 NFL Draft. As a five-star signing with Miami in 2021, expect James Williams to be close to a lock to enter the 2024 NFL Draft. Miami has no security commitment for 2023.
Jackson told Inside the U’s Gaby Urrutia that the chance to help Miami get back to where they were and wear a uniform for her city influenced her decision to leave Georgia. Defensive analyst Demarcus Van Dyke and defensive backs coach Jahmile Addae were instrumental in Jackson’s decision to commit to Miami.
Addae was previously DB’s coach in Georgia. Jackson is the 85th ranked player, ninth safe and 21st in Florida in the Class of 2024. Jackson told Urrutia but did not reveal names that he and several other South Florida prospects had talked about sticking together and working together. help bring back the U.