5-star defensive back Cormani McClain will announce his commitment on Oct. 27, he shared earlier this week.

McClain is down to a final 3 of Miami, Florida and Alabama.

McClain is one of the top players in the country, regardless of position. He’s ranked the No. 2 overall player nationally, according to 247Sports composite rankings.

If McClain does commit to Miami, he would become the second 5-star prospect to join the Canes’ 2023 class. 5-star offensive lineman Francis Mauigoa committed over the summer.

Miami also has a pair of prospects who are close to 5-star status. EDGE rusher Jayden Wayne and quarterback Jaden Rashada both rank in the top 60 nationally, per 247Sports Composite rankings.

McClain is listed at 6-foot-2, 165 pounds. He attends Lakeland High School in Lakeland, Florida. He’s currently viewed as a Florida lean. He took his official visit to Coral Gables back in the summer.

Overall, Miami is building an elite recruiting class in Mario Cristobal’s first cycle. The Canes have 17 commitments and a class that currently ranks No. 11, per 247Sports Composite rankings. That ranking could rise significantly in the coming weeks as more Miami targets make their final decisions.

The Early Signing Period begins in December.