Miami has never recruited the powerhouse that is Mainland High School very well. Ricardo Allen wanted to play at Miami but the current Atlanta Falcon was ignored. Leonard Williams, widely considered the nation's top NFL prospect this year, wanted to come but wasn't recruited as hard as others. Now, the Canes are everywhere at Mainland and their newest offer went to sophomore safety Cyrus Fagan.
At 6-foot-2 and 180 pounds, Fagan helped lead Mainland deep into the state playoffs last season. He's now one of four Bucs who have outstanding offers from Miami (OT Marcus Tatum, DE Jachi Polite, and RB Andre Killins are the other three).
He finished his sophomore season with 76 tackles, four interceptions, and nine pass deflections on defense. He also plays a little bit on offense and scored a pair of touchdowns while playing wide receiver.
He's already getting recruited like one of the state's top safety prospects. Schools like Michigan State, USC, UCLA, Georgia, and Florida were some of his earlier offers before the Canes offered him over the weekend.
While the Canes haven't recruited this school well over the years, this is the the hardest they've ever attempted and this year's group has responded better than any in recent years. Fagan is clearly one of the state's premier safety prospects and one we'll be following closely over the next several months.