The Miami Hurricanes continue to make moves this off-season as they have the opportunity to add two consensus All-Americans to their roster.
On Saturday, class of 2021 defensive tackle, Maason Smith, and class of 2021 cornerback, Markevious Brown, released their list of schools that they are considering.
The Hurricanes could potentially add a five-star defensive tackle to their loaded defensive line. Smith listed Alabama, Florida, Georgia, LSU, Miami, Oklahoma, Oregon, and USC in his ‘Top 8’.
Smith — 6-foot-5, 316 pounds — is one of the best prospects coming out of the 2021 recruiting cycle. According to 247Sports Composite, The Houma, Louisiana native is pegged as the No. 2 defensive tackle in the nation and the No. 1 player in the Pelican State. Smith utilizes his weight and athleticism to dominate offensive linemen and his intimidating stature terrorizes quarterbacks.
As a junior, Smith was Terrebonne High School’s defensive anchor as he accumulated 56 total tackles, 5 sacks, and 13 tackles for loss. Smith also led the Tigers to a Louisiana 5A first-round playoff appearance.
If the Bayou product decides to spend the next four years of his career in Coral Gables, he’ll be the first 2021 five-star recruit to commit to the Hurricanes.
Brown placed Miami in his shortlist of schools, along with Virginia Tech, Auburn, Arkansas, and Ole Miss.
Brown, listed at 6-foot-0, 170 pounds, is ranked as the No. 20 cornerback in the nation and the No. 42 player in Florida per 247Sports Composite. The Pahokee, Florida native is a standout player for the prestigious IMG Academy.
As a junior, Brown worked his way into the rotation on defense for an IMG team that went 9-1 and finished ranked No. 8 in the MaxPreps Xcellent 25. Next year he is expected to play a bigger role on the gridiron.