Another elite defensive prospect has chosen the Miami Hurricanes over the likes of numerous power 5 programs, including Oregon and Florida State.
Miami Christopher Colombus weak-side defensive end, Jabari Ishmael, announced that he’ll be staying home.
“I am proud to announce that I will be furthering my academic and athletic career at the University of Miami,” Ishmael said via Instagram.
Ishmael’s relationship with UM has always been close, given that his father has been a strength and conditioning coach at Coral Gables for the past 16 years. The Miami, FL native joins his fellow teammate, three-star offensive lineman, Ryan Rodriguez, as the second Columbus Explorer to choose the Canes.
Ishmael, 6-foot-5, 210 lbs, is ranked as the No. 14 weak-side defensive end and the No. 30 player in the Sunshine State according to 247Sports Composite.
In his junior season, Ishmael collected 46 tackles and three sacks for an Explorers squad that won the 8A state championship. His impressive play earned him a spot on the Miami Herald 8A-6A All-Dade second-team defense. His athleticism and measurables skyrocket his potential.
Manny Diaz and the Miami Hurricanes have strengthened the depth chart at defensive linemen with the addition of Ishmael. As of now, the starting DL spot in 2021 will likely come down to redshirt freshman Jahfari Harvey and Ishmael.
This marks the third defensive lineman and No. 18 player to commit to UM in the 2021 recruiting cycle.