Published on February 10, 2019 by

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Miami Football #Surge19 Signing Class By The Numbers

Total Recruits: 24
High School Signees: 16
Total Recruits from the state of Florida: 8(Brooks, Couch, Harvey, Hodges, Huff, Payton, Smith, Cam Williams)
ESPN Top 300 Prospects: 4 (Couch, Payton, Smith, Christian Williams)
247 Sports Top 247 Prospects: 6 (Blissett, Harvey, Huff, Payton, Smith, Christian Williams)
Rivals Top 250 Prospects: 4 (Harvey, Huff, Payton, Christian Williams)
All-America Game Participants: 1 (Smith)
Under Armour All-America Game Participants: 3 (Couch, Payton, Christian Williams)
Participants in The Opening: 3 (Payton, Smith, Christian Williams)

Bubba Bolden | 6-3 | 200 | DB | Las Vegas, Nev. | USC | Bishop Gorman
Spent 2017 season at USC…Did not compete in 2018…Saw action in 13 games and totaled eight tackles in lone season with Trojans…Selected to 2016 Parade All-American First Team, Prep Star All-American Dream Team, Max Preps All-American first team, Tacoma News Tribune Western 100, USA Today All-Nevada Defensive Player of the Year, Las Vegas Review-Journal All-State first team and All-Southwest League as senior safety at Bishop Gorman….Had 27 tackles, five tackles for loss, one sack, seven interceptions (one touchdown return), two PBUs, one fumble recovery (returned for touchdown) and one blocked field goal as Bishop Gorman won its eighth consecutive state title and third straight USA Today national championship…Had 55 tackles, three interceptions (one returned for touchdown) and three PBUs as junior in 2015…Posted 30 tackles and one interception as sophomore during 2014 season.

Jared Harrison-Hunte | 6-4 |279 | DL | Middle Village, N.Y. | Christ The King
Consensus three-star prospect by ESPN, Rivals and 247Sports…Consensus top-40 defensive tackle nationwide by all major scouting services…Ranked by Rivals as No. 3 player in state of New York regardless of position…Rated No. 4 player in New York by 247Sports and No. 2 player in state by ESPN…No. 38-ranked defensive tackle nationwide in 247Sports’ Composite Rankings…Had 45 tackles and three sacks while playing in eight games during senior season…Selected to 2018 All-Diocesan First Team by The Tablet…Served as team captain for final year…Played in 2018 CHSFL Senior Bowl…Also saw action at tight end…Caught 23 passes for 227 yards during junior season…Earned second-team All-Diocesan honors from The Tablet after junior year…Played just two seasons of high school football, spending early part of career focusing on basketball…Christ The King teammate of fellow Miami signee Adam ElGammal…Chose Miami over offers from Alabama, Ohio State, Georgia, LSU, Michigan and Penn State, among others.

Louis Hedley | 6-4 | 215 lbs. | P | Mandurah, Australia | City College of San Francisco
Rated two-star prospect by 247Sports … Redshirted in 2018 to preserve eligibility…Averaged 38.6 yards per punt on the season with long punt of 59 yards in 2017…Had eight punts downed inside 20-yard line and seven punts fair caught over 10 games in 2017…Ran three times on fake punts for 75 yards, including long run of 56 yards…Former Australian Rules Football player.
Trevon Hill | 6-5 | 287 | DL | Virginia Beach, Va. | Virginia Tech | Salem
Spent past four seasons at Virginia Tech…Saw action in 30 games over career with Hokies and made 16 starts…Totaled 94 tackles, 20.0 tackles for loss and 11.5 sacks in two-plus seasons of playing time…Redshirted freshman season and played in just three games during redshirt junior year…Listed as No. 21 weakside defensive end in nation and the No. 17 prospect in state by Rivals coming out of Salem High School…Ranked No. 231 prospect in country, No. 4 weakside defensive end and No. 12 player in state by 247Sports … Listed as No. 46 defensive end nationwide and No. 8 defensive end in region by Scout…Ranked as No. 30 defensive end in country, No. 39 player in region and No. 13 player in the state by ESPN…Ranked as No. 14 player in state of Virginia by The Roanoke Times… Member of 247Sports’ Top 247.

Peyton Matocha | 6-4 | 199 lbs. | QB | Houston, Texas | Saint Thomas

Rated three-star prospect by ESPN and 247Sports…Raked No. 38 dual-threat quarterback in 247Sports’ Composite Rankings…Named Houston Touchdown Club Private School Co-Offensive Player of the Year…Threw for school-record 3,692 passing yards and 35 touchdowns…Added 804 rushing yards and 14 rushing touchdowns…Totaled 416 yards and seven touchdowns in 52-49 win over St. Pius X in final regular season home game of career to help Eagles reclaim district championship, its fifth in seven years…Totaled 435 yards and four touchdowns in win over Plano John Paul II TAPPS Division I playoffs…Racked up more than 3,000 passing yards, 900 rushing yards, 27 passing touchdowns and 10 rushing touchdowns over first two seasons of varsity career…Chose Miami over offers from Army, UMass and Wyoming, among others.

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