National recruiting analyst identifies other teams involved in Cormani McClain's recruitment
The Early Signing Period is over, which means Miami will need to continue to recruit 5-star cornerback commit Cormani McClain into early February.
McClain is committed to Miami, but he did not sign with the Canes — or any other program — before the end of the Early Signing Period.
According to On3’s Chad Simmons, there are a few teams expected to be in the mix moving forward.
“I think we’ve confirmed, obviously, that Colorado has been in communication,” Simmons said. “I know Alabama has had at least some communication with Cormani. They were, at one time, a finalist [for McClain].
“I haven’t heard anything about Florida getting back engaged with communication just yet.
Here’s video of Simmons’ analysis on this situation:
5⭐️ CB Cormani McClain did not sign with Miami on Wednesday.
Or Thursday…Or Friday@ChadSimmons_ has the latest on where Cormani McClain's recruitment will go from here:
— Josh Newberg (@josh_newberg) December 26, 2022
McClain originally picked Miami over Florida and Alabama back in the fall. He’s the No. 2 overall player in the country for the class of 2023, per 247Sports Composite rankings.
Colorado’s emergence as a potential landing spot for McClain isn’t a surprise. New coach Deion Sanders also landed the No. 1 cornerback in the class of 2022, Travis Hunter, when he was at Jackson State.
Florida’s absence from the mix — at least for now — seems to be good news for the Canes. The Gators were heavily favored to land McClain’s commitment earlier this year before he chose Miami. McClain is originally from Lakeland, Fla.
Miami currently has the No. 4 overall recruiting class in the country, per 247Sports Composite rankings.