Jordan Cronkrite is widely considered the top running back prospect in Miami this year. At 5-foot-11 and 195 pounds, the Westminster Christian standout has offers from just about everyone. He's been on campus before and has also been to Florida State and West Virginia for visits in recent weeks. He remains wide open with the whole recruiting process but the Canes are recruiting him as hard as anyone right now.
Damien Harris is the only out of state running back prospect on this list. At 5-foot-11 and 195 pounds, the Madison Southern High (Kentucky) standout has offers from just about everyone in America. Unfortunately for Miami, he recently named a handful of schools that he's considering and Miami wasn't one of them. It's unlikely they'll continue to pursue him heavily because of that.
Jacques Patrick was offered by Miami way back during his sophomore year. The Orlando (Timer Creek High) standout has been one of the state's most productive backs over the last couple seasons. At 6-foot-1 and 215 pounds, he's the type of big back that James Coley seems to really like in this offense. Patrick has taken recent visits to all three major Florida programs. He recently cut his list down to 10 and plans to cut it to five by the end of summer. Patrick told Scout recently that he would like to make an October commitment. Florida State seems to have the edge over everyone else right now but the Canes are very much in it, and are one of the schools his mom really likes.
Jordan Scarlett is considered the best running back prospect in Broward County this year. At 5-foot-11 and 195 pounds, the St. Thomas Aquinas standout put his name on the recruiting map with a couple strong seasons at The University School before transferring a couple months ago. Miami was one of his first offers, he's been on campus before, and was showing some early interest. He made a very early commitment to FAU, where his former high school coach (Roger Harriott) is now on staff. That connection is strong but Miami, and everyone else, is still actively recruiting him and it's far from over.
Dexter Williams has become a major recruiting prospect in recent weeks. At 6-feet and 190 pounds, Williams has a tremendous blend of size, speed, and running ability. The Orlando (West Orange High) standout recently named Miami, Ohio State, and USC his top three choices. He has over 20 offers and plans on getting down here real soon for a visit. Miami appears to be in solid shape, especially since Florida State and Florida don't seem to be a major threat right now.