Analysis: Canes lose 4-star commitment

The Hurricanes lost a commitment last night from a four-star prospect. Read on for analysis of this news and where Miami will go from here.

Dedrick Snelson de-committed from Miami last night, he announced. The American Heritage wide receiver committed to the Hurricanes earlier this season but that's no longer the case.

"I've decided to decommit from the University of Miami and open back up my recruitment," Snelson said. "I still have the utmost respect for the program."

At 6-feet and 195 pounds, Snelson is one of the best junior wide receiver prospects in the entire state of Florida so it was considered a big get for Miami at the time of his pledge. He has excellent speed, he's very strong, and he runs good routes.

Snelson is having an excellent junior season for a team now 10-3 and getting ready to play Bishop Moore in the state semi-finals in Class 5A. He leads his team with 33 catches for 633 yards and three touchdowns.

The talented wide receiver had scholarship offers from schools like Wisconsin, Florida State, and Clemson at the time of his commitment to the Hurricanes. He's since added offers from schools like Notre Dame and USC so he's being recruited like a four-star prospect.

Snelson was part of what was considered the nation's best wide receiver class for 2016. The Hurricanes still have three four-star commitments in Ahmmon Richards, Sam Bruce, and Dionte Mullins. All four are considered top notch prospects. While it's never easy losing a commitment from a player the caliber of Snelson, it does get a bit easier when you have three other top flight players committed at the position.

Anytime a player makes a commitment during his junior season there's always a higher risk that he'll end up backing off that decision at some point. It happened here and it may happen with some others on the 2016 commitment list. The Hurricanes will likely still continue recruiting him very hard with hopes of getting him back in the fold.

The Hurricanes are still actively recruiting a handful of other top flight wide receivers in the 2016 class as well. Stay on for more coverage of Snelson and all the other top prospects in the 2015 and 2016 classes.



Canes Time Top Stories