The Miami Hurricanes continued their strong momentum for the 2023 recruiting class, as linebacker Malik Bryant committed to the program on Wednesday afternoon.
Bryant is a four-star linebacker. He is the fourth overall linebacker in the 2023 class, and the 15th overall player in the class from the state of Florida per the 247Sports Composite Rankings.
He was recruited by the likes of Florida, Maryland, Alabama, and Arizona State in addition to Miami. Bryant was recruited to the program by Charlie Strong. This is the second linebacker that Strong as recruited in the past month. He was also able to get a commitment from Raul Aguirre on July 12.
He transferred to IMG Academy in 2020, and was named an all-American in his sophomore and junior seasons.
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What can he bring to the Miami Hurricanes?
Although Bryant plays the linebacker position, , he can come off the edge effectively as well. As soon as the ball is snapped, he is able to fire off the ball and make a play. He has a good initial speed burst, and uses that speed burst to disrupt plays and the backfield. Bryant plays more like a defensive end tham linebacker.
Bryant is a player that can come in and immediately make an impact in the Miami Hurricanes linebacker room. They already have several impactful defensive players in Jayden Wayne and Aguirre. Bryant is another solid addition to a 2023 class that is extremely talented. They rank seventh overall in the country per the 247Sports Team Rankings. This gives Miami depth and not just a body, but talented depth.
Miami now has three players in this class alone that they can build a defense around. Some fans were upset that Miami struck out on recruits last week. This commitment was a big one.
The Miami Hurricanes have done a nice job of building the 2023 class, and Bryant’s commitment adds to it. Who’s next?