After a miserable 5-7 season, the Miami Hurricanes have the 4th-best recruiting class in the nation. They have 24 recruits, including 3 5-star kids and 11 4-star players.

This is huge and hopeful news for the Canes. However, it seems like we’ve been here before – crappy regular season followed by a winning offseason. Rinse and repeat.

At some point, the Canes have to deliver in the real season – on the field.

Here, though, is a closer look at the early recruiting for the Class of 2023:

Highest-rated player

Cornerback Cormani McClain and offensive tackles Francis Mauigoa and Samson Okunlola are all 5-star recruits.

On ESPN’s list, McClain is the No. 1 cornerback in the nation and the No. 4 overall player. Mauigoa is the No. 1 offensive tackle and the No. 5 overall player. Okunlola is the No. 3 offensive tackle and the No. 16 overall player.

Did they bolster the QB room?

Yes, they have a commitment from underrated 3-star quarterback Emory Williams, a classic drop-back passer from Milton, Fla.

Williams, who has good size at 6-foot-3 and 190 pounds, finished 3rd at the Elite Eleven camp despite entering the week as the lowest-rated QB there.

In all likelihood, Williams will redshirt in 2023, but the Canes like his future.

Best position group

With 2 5-star tackles, the offensive line clearly is Miami’s best position.

Besides Mauigoa and Okunlola, the Canes also have commitments from interior linemen Antonio Tripp, Tommy Kinsler and Frankie Tinilau.

Biggest need filled

The offensive line – a problem for years if not decades – got a huge boost.

On defense, cornerback was the biggest need filled with McClain and 4-star Robert Stafford.

Linebacker was another need, and Miami got 4-star LBs Malik Bryant and Raul Aguirre. The Canes also got 3-star LBs Bobby Washington, Kaleb Spencer and Marcellius Pulliam.

Biggest potential flip

Center/guard Antonio Tripp (3 stars) could flip to Penn State. Linebacker Kaleb Spencer (3 stars) could flip to Oklahoma.

In addition, Miami has to worry about defensive lineman Collins Acheampong (4 stars) bolting to Michigan and cornerback Cormani McClain (5 stars) fleeing to Florida.

Final takeaways on this class

Only Alabama, Georgia and Texas have higher-rated recruiting classes than Miami, according to 247 Sports.

Longtime ACC bully Clemson is ranked 11th, and the league also has No. 17 among the top 20.

The Canes stuck to their base, getting commitments from 16 Floridians, including 7 from Miami-Dade and Broward counties.

Miami also has 3 players on this list from Georgia, which is another area rich with talent – Florida North, if you will.

The Hurricanes also got 1 player each from talent-rich states California and Texas.

Miami is expected to hit the transfer portal next.