The Miami Hurricanes are once again a finalist for a top-rated player in the class of 2021. St. Thomas Aquinas (Fort Lauderdale, FL) defensive lineman Tyreak Sapp put Miami among his top five schools on Thursday.
A current Florida commit, Sapp’s top five schools list consists of the Gators, Miami, Ohio State, Georgia Tech, and Alabama.
At 6-foot-2.5, 255-pounds, Sapp is ranked a four-star recruit, the Nation’s No. 7 strong-side defensive end, ad the No. 96 overall player in the class of 2021.
Last season at St. Thomas Aquinas, Sapp did it all on the defensive end, recording 8.5 sacks and 28 solo tackles (29 total), averaging 2.9 tackles per game. The Raiders completed the perfect 15-0 season, capturing the Class 7A State Title, and beating Saint Louis (Hawaii) in the GEICO State Champions Bowl Series to become the high school national champions.
Sapp recently took a virtual visit to Florida. He told 247Sports, “They were just showing me the new facilities and everything.”
Apparently nothing has changed for Sapp with UF. He put out a new group of schools because “Those are the ones that have been talking to me throughout the recruiting process.” Sapp told 247 Sports.
Regarding the Hurricanes, Sapp has been in contact with them since eighth grade. Since Miami is his hometown, it’s currently playing a major role in his recruitment. He also attended Miami’s paradise camp, which is where high school prospects are able to showcase their skills in front of Miami’s staff.
“That’s the crib so I see them as another option for me. I want to see them put more players out earlier [in the NFL Draft], which I think they should do. Also win more regional games.”
If the Hurricanes are able to put on a good season, they’ll have an increased chance at landing the four-star defensive end, as well as the other top-ranked prospects putting UM in their top school’s lists.