The Miami Hurricanes are once again in contention to land a top-rated player in the 2021 recruiting class.
On Monday, Mater Dei (Santa Ana, CA) offensive lineman, Ross Maseuli, listed Miami in his ‘Top 5’ along with Alabama, USC, Michigan, and Hawaii.
Maseuli — 6-foot-3, 350 pounds — is ranked as the No. 39 offensive guard in the nation and the No. 67 player in California per 247Sports Composite.
The class of 2021 lineman showcased his talent during his sophomore campaign at San Diego Cathedral Catholic, as he was one of the highly touted prospects in the Golden State. He then transferred to San Juan Capistrano JSerra Catholic but had to sit out the entire year. His inactivity led to a dramatic decline in his rankings. However, the California native is now at Mater Dei and is expected to have a breakout senior year.
If Maseuli decides to wear the ‘U’ on the side of his helmet, he’ll be teaming up with OG Laurence Seymore, OT Michael McLaughlin, and OC Ryan Rodriguez as a part of the 2021 recruiting class.
Last season the offensive line struggled immensely in run blocking, placing 120th in rushing offense. Also, the Canes gave up 51 sacks in 2019 (third-most in the nation). Garin Justice has done a tremendous job in recruiting and is making all the right moves to turn the offensive line around.
With the addition of Maseuli, the Canes’ o-line will prosper for years to come.