Recruiting news is flying for the Miami Hurricanes. One particular name to watch is 2023 tight end Mac Markway. He is scheduled to visit Miami next Saturday. This news was first reported by Steve Wilfong of 247Sports.
Markway is the fifth overall tight end in the 2023 class, and the third overall player in his class from the state of Missouri per the 247Sports Composite rankings. A four-star recruit, he initially committed to Florida on July 27. He decommitted from the program on December 19.
In addition to Florida, he had 27 offers. Alabama, Auburn, Kentucky, LSU, and Michigan were just some of the schools that extended one his way. He also received offers from Miami and Oregon.
What would he be able to bring to Miami Hurricanes?
Measuring in at six-foot-four, 250 pounds, Markway plays physically. When I watched some of his highlights, I was impressed with the way he was able to block. That’s not to say he lacks receiving skills, he does very well in that department. He is able to find soft spots in defensive zones, and make possession catches. He has solid hands, and relies on the combination of route running and good hands to make plays.
It seems like he functions really well as somebody that can make things happen after the catch, rather than being a big-play, stretch-the-field tight end. That is certainly not a knock on him. Blockers and intermediate route tight ends are equally as important to the offense.
There are other schools in play for Markway. One of those schools is Iowa. He is scheduled to visit Iowa next Sunday. Due to Iowa’s history of developing tight ends, the Hawkeyes may present a challenge to the Hurricanes. We will have to see how this plays out.