It has been an incredible recruiting week for the Miami Hurricanes, and that continued on Thursday as they landed four-star athlete Robert Stafford.
Stafford is the 12th overall athlete in the 2023 recruiting class, and the 34th overall player in the class from the state of Florida per the 247Sports Composite Rankings. He had a sizable offer sheet, as he landed 44 in total. Some of the bigger offers included Florida State, Georgia, LSU, Michigan, Ohio State, Penn State, and Texas A&M.
He was recruited to the Hurricanes by defensive backs coach Jahmile Addae.
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What can he bring to Miami Hurricanes?
Stafford will be able to bring a physical playstyle to the Miami Hurricanes. Watching some of his highlights, it’s evident that one of his strengths is his closing speed. He is able to get to a receiver quickly and break up a pass. His instincts are extremely strong and his reaction time allows him to have a chance at the football.
Stafford does not seem to go for the big play. He stays square with his man, and that allows him to be able to cover a receiver step- for-step. He gives Miami a lockdown corner who also has the ability to make a big play. He has the type of skills that will allow him to be able to take away one side of the field.
In even simpler terms, this is a guy that Addae is going to love to work with. The combination of player and coach should be a tremendous asset for Miami.
This just adds to what has been a banner week for the Miami Hurricanes. In a span of four days, the program has been able to land three impact players in quarterback Jaden Rashada, wide receiver Nathaniel Joseph, and now Stafford. The 2023 recruiting class ranks number 20 overall per the 247Sports Team Rankings,
This has been a fantastic week for the Miami Hurricanes, and I expect some more good news fairly soon. Right now, this coaching staff can’t be stopped.