Jayden Waynea four-star prospect in the recruitment category 2023, according to 247Sports, has declared his commitment to Miami Saturday live on CBS Sports HQ. Bradenton, FloridaThe local is ranked #1 as the #36 player overall in this category and #5 EDGE player.
Wayne chose Miami from a list of five other finalists: AlabamaAnd the GeorgiaLSU, Michigan State And the Oregon. His commitment is the latest in a strong Miami class that has been built by first-year coach Mario Cristobal. He’s the class’s 13th member, and his commitment has propelled the 2023 Miami group into the top ten nationally. It is the second highest rated category in the ACC Clemson.
Below is an exploratory report from 247 National Sports Employment Analyst Chris Singletary, who compares a 6-5, 245-pounder to the previous Michigan Defensive lineman – and current Green Bay Packer – Rashan Gary.
Good structure to add weight and mass. As he matures and gains more strength in the weight room, he will determine his body composition and reach his physical peak. Checked in already at 6-foot-4, he could cross 270 pounds in college without compromising his sport.
Good first step and blast the ball. It gains ground and immediately causes stress to interfere with its penetration. A very good cushion level gives the defender a little room to attack while he’s dashing down the lane or playing sprints. Shows good drive and wants to play chasing toys with nice sideways movement. Good agility and speed, he is light on his feet and a smooth player. Rip the blocks and do a good job at the quest. With increased strength and improved technique, he has all the tools you want in an elite defensive line. You get exposed to how good an athlete is in general when you watch him play a wide receiver.
Wayne has a unique player who plays not only in attack and defense. But the skill’s position as a receiver saw him put 18 catches for 269 yards and 5 touchdowns. In the defensive end he had 44 tackles and 9 bags. Once he was able to focus primarily on defense, the sky was his limit. His recruitment has seen the likes of schools from all the power conferences chasing him to be a part of their program. Once he focuses only on defensive play, his ceiling is high. I see all the skills and traits that would enable him to eventually have a career in the NFL.
Wayne should provide a major boost to the Miami Front Seven. Although it won’t be of any help in 2022, passing dash is one area of Hurricanes defense that could use improvement. They ranked 54th nationally in sack average last season and 50th in overall pressure rating. While they were above the national average in both categories, the programs that typically find themselves competing on college football fields tend to be from the elite in the division.
Wayne’s addition to the program is a step toward hurricanes joining that category of defense.
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