The Palmetto Five is in service.
The Miami Hurricanes received a verbal commitment from Miami Palmetto three-star wide receiver Brashard Smith on Sunday.
“Recruitment shutdown,” Smith said on Twitter.
The explosive, highly talented wide receiver de-committed from Florida back in May. He chose UM over UF, Oregon, Tennessee and Auburn, which were included in his top five schools list.
The 2019 Miami Herald All-Dade 8A-6A first-team selection recorded 36 receptions for 628 yards (17.4 yards per catch) and 13 touchdowns as a junior for Palmetto.
Smith is a welcome addition to Rhett Lashlee’s up-tempo offense. His ability as a speedy slot receiver bodes well for Miami’s spread offense. He’s 5-foot-9, 190-pounds, very similar to Miami’s last great slot receiver Braxton Berrios, and clocked a 4.4 in the 40-yard dash according to Andrew Ivins of Inside the U.
Smith becomes the Hurricanes’ 20th commit in the 2021 recruiting class, which ranks as No. 10 in the 247Sports Composite Rankings. He’s the third receiver commit, joining Plantation four-star Jacolby George and Miami Northwestern four-star Romello Brinson.
Smith gives the Hurricanes their second commitment from the highly touted Palmetto Five. Four-star defensive tackle Savion Collins has been committed since September of 2018. Five-star defensive tackle Leonard Taylor is next up on the commitment watch, as he’s set to choose between UM and UF on August 6 at 1 p.m. on CBS HQ.
Five-star cornerback Jason Marshall included Miami in his top three earlier in July, and four-star safety Corey Collier, who included Miami in his top three, is set to commit on August 10.
Since the original dead period began on April 15 — and extended four more times: first on May 31, next to June 30, July 31, and now to August 31 — the Canes have garnered commitments from 11 hometown players: Lamar Seymore, Allan Haye, Malik Curtis, Ryan Rodriguez, Elijah Arroyo, Deshawn Troutman, George, Brinson, Kamren Kinchens, Jabari Ishmael and James Williams.