According to the 247 Sports database, five untied tight ends remain on the Miami Hurricanes board after Kaden Helms commits to Oklahoma with four stars. Miami was in the running for Omaha Prospectus, but Helms was a unanimous prediction for the Sooners before announcing his signing on Saturday.
Helms and South Carolina’s four-star contender Jaleel Skinner are the only players listed as TEs who made official visits to the Miami Hurricanes in June. Skinner is the highest rated TE on the Miami 247 board. The star from Greer, South Carolina is the player in 75th place, top ranked TE, and third in the state of Palmetto for 2022.
Oscar Delp from Cumming, Georgia, Keyan Burnett from Anaheim, California, Mason Taylor from St. Thomas Aquinas, and Trent McGaughey from Jersey City, New Jersey are the untied TEs the Miami Hurricanes have offered scholarships. Skinner is the only one heavily considering Miami, according to 247.
Skinner has Alabama, Clemson, Florida State, and Texas as the schools he highly considers. Florida State owns nine of the 10 crystal balls projected for Skinner. The Seminoles believe last night’s predictions are for Skinner’s signing, with two coming on Wednesday. The Miami Hurricanes are facing stiff competition for Skinner.
Miami signed the four-star group TE Elijah Arroyo and the three-star Khalil Brantley in 2021. Starting TE, Will Mallory is likely to join the NFL after the 2022 season after his fourth year with Miami. Larry Hodges and Dominick Mammarelli are eligible to play in Miami Hurricanes after the 2021 season.
If Mallory leaves but Arroyo, Brantley, Hodges and Mammarelli return for the 2022 season, Miami should have enough depth at TE. With more than five months to go until Early National Signing Day, a lot can change. After Mallory’s departure, Arroyo plans to carry on TE U’s legacy of the Miami Hurricanes.