The 10 month hiatus was worth the wait.
Headlining the offensive side was University of Miami verbal commit Romello Brinson. The four-star wide receiver was effective from the start, scoring a 77-yard receiving touchdown on the first drive of the game. He continued his dominance with an impressive conversion on 3rd and 27, which was later called back due to a penalty.
Overall, he made enough of an impact to capture a rivalry win.
“It’s a big rivalry,” Brinson said. “They were talking a lot on Instagram and stuff like that. But I don’t feed into none of that. I’m between the lines.”
There’s no doubting that Brinson was the best out of the group.
“I could’ve did better for the team, but I think I did good,” he said.
Brinson also played a hefty amount of defensive possessions, notching a key tackle on 4th down that forced a turnover on downs, closing Central’s chances at a comeback.
“A lot of guys were getting hurt, catching cramps and stuff like that,” he said. “It’s the first game, we gotta drink a lot of fluids and water and Pedialyte to get better. The team needed me, and I had to step up.”
Brinson eyes early enrollment:
With no hesitation, Brinson told reporters Friday that he’s “locked in for sure” on UM, adding that he’s going to enroll early.
“I’ve been taking virtual school and doing my classwork,” he said.
The 6-foot-2 receiver is Miami’s third-highest ranked prospect in the 2021 cycle, per 247Sports. He trails five-stars Leonard Taylor and James Williams, who orally committed to the Hurricanes in the summer.
Miami, who’s currently ranked No. 11 in the latest AP Poll, has excited Brinson for his future at Hard Rock Stadium. That includes being the future No. 1 wide receiver.
“I can. I’m a playmaker. I get things done,” he said.
Brinson noted that he’s impressed with UM’s receiving core early on in the season: “We got some good receivers, we just gotta get better catching the ball and make plays.”
Brinson will have another opportunity to make his name heard next Friday, as the Bulls take on IMG Academy (6-0) at 7:00 p.m.