It’s been a terrible, no good, very bad, season for the Miami Hurricanes. Mario Cristobal’s first year as the head coach in Coral Gables has been an unmitigated disaster as they sit at 4-5 and have lost five of their last seven games. That includes a humiliating defeat to Middle Tennessee and a 45-3 drubbing at the hands of Florida State.
But, their recruiting has been good. They have a class ranked in the top ten and have strong NIL backing, led by lawyer John Ruiz. They recently landed five-star cornerback Cormani McClain over Florida, Alabama, and others. So, while the season wasn’t going well, the future seemed bright in Coral Gables.
But, on Thursday it got a little dimmer.
Top-100 quarterback Jaden Rashada de-committed from Miami and Flipped to Florida
Thursday evening, Canes fans got terrible news.
🚨BREAKING🚨 4-star QB Jaden Rashada has flipped his commitment from Miami to Florida🐊
Read: https://t.co/9MnNHYQ8S1 pic.twitter.com/LQeuZ2u5jK
— On3 Recruits (@On3Recruits) November 11, 2022
God is great, please respect my decision! IM HOME 🏡🐊. #GOGATORS🐊 #COMMITTED @coach_bnapier @CoachRyanO @kearycolbert pic.twitter.com/hZzav80fp5
— Jaden Rashada 5️⃣ (@jadenrashada) November 11, 2022
Here is a clip of Rashada throwing.
More Jaden Rashada from Elite 11. pic.twitter.com/rCqp30VubF
— Zach Goodall (@zach_goodall) November 11, 2022
Yikes. This is terrible timing for Miami, as this late in the cycle there just are not a lot of good quarterbacks out there. In fact, according to 247Sports, the best quarterback left is ranked as the 39th-best quarterback in the class of 2023. They do have a commitment from 3-star Emory Williams, but he’s not anywhere close to the caliber of player Rashada is.
Of course, Miami fans are taking this rationally.
Not a shocker.
Blowout losses at home to inferior teams have negative consequences…..
— D.I.L.L.I.G.A.F. 🇺🇸🇺🇸🤪 (@canes1136) November 11, 2022
Ball doesn’t lie Gary. Gattis and Mario have failed this program. @Coach_Gattis @coach_cristobal @julio_frenk @rudyfernandez23
— Sebastian’s Pipe (@sebastians_pipe) November 11, 2022
Sorry, Miami fans. At least the weather is nice!