The Miami Hurricanes’ future continues to look bright after securing a commitment from Jalen Rivers — one of the best offensive linemen in Florida for the 2020 recruiting class.
Rivers, rated as a four-star prospect by recruiting website 247Sports, announced his decision on Twitter Sunday morning.
“After talking with my family and taking my time to consider all aspects of my decision, I am excited to say that I will be committing and continuing my academic & athletic career at The University of Miami!” Rivers tweeted.
Rivers also wrote on his Twitter post that he plans to enroll early at Miami next year.
The 6-foot-5, 330-pound Rivers, who chose Miami over Alabama, Georgia, Florida and Florida State, is a standout at Oakleaf High School in Orange Park, Florida. According to 247Sports, he is the 18th-ranked offensive tackle in the nation and No. 152 overall. He is also the third-highest ranked tackle in the state of Florida.
The recruiting site ranks the Hurricanes’ 2020 class — led by five-star running back Don Chaney Jr. — No. 4 nationally and second in the ACC behind only Clemson. Chaney has rushed for more than 3,000 yards in three years at Miami Belen and is rated the No. 6 running back in the nation and second-best player overall in Florida.
Miami’s 2020 class also includes star wide receiver Bryan Robinson (Palm Beach Central), pro-style quarterback Tyler Van Dyke (Suffield Academy, Connecticut) and standout defensive end Samuel Anaele (Miami Carol City).
Rivers’ commitment caps an impressive weekend on the recruiting front for Hurricanes coach Manny Diaz and offensive line coach Butch Barry. On Friday, junior college transfer Ousman Traore, a 6-foot-3, 325-pound guard, announced he was transferring to Miami and is eligible to play immediately.