The Miami Hurricanes kept a strong local pipeline running with their first commitment of the 2022 recruiting class.
Chaminade-Madonna defensive end Jamaal Johnson announced a pledge to UM on Thursday evening.
“After a great talk with Coach [Manny] Diaz and [defensive line coach Todd] Stroud I am announcing that I am committed to the University of Miami,” Johnson wrote on Twitter.
Johnson has an early three-star rating from 247 Sports, which tabs him as the nation’s No. 26-ranked strongside defensive end in the 2022 class.
In the 2021 recruiting class, Miami already has Chaminade-Madonna commitments from running back Thad Franklin, defensive tackle Allan Haye and kicker Andres Borregales. The Lions, which have won three consecutive Class 3A state titles, also sent a trio to Coral Gables in the 2019 class: striker Keontra Smith, cornerback Te’Cory Couch and defensive end Cameron Williams.
The Hurricanes actually got a 2023 commitment before their first in the 2022 class. On April 16, Miami Central wide receiver Lamar Seymore, who is the younger brother of 2021 offensive line commit Laurence Seymore, gave his pledge to UM.
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