Analysis of UM losing 4-star commit to FSU

The Hurricanes lost one of their top commitments to Florida State. Read on for analysis of this news from CanesTime's Mike Bakas.

Amir Rasul flipped his commitment from Miami to Florida State last night, according to Scout.com' Corey Bender.

At 5-foot-11 and 195 pounds, Rasul originally committed to the Hurricanes back in January but Florida State never stopped recruiting him. Their efforts paid off yesterday.

Rasul, a tremendous athlete with excellent top-end speed, finished his junior season with 893 yards rushing and 13 touchdowns. He's widely considered one of the best running back prospects in the entire state of Florida for the 2016 class.

With other offers from schools like Georgia, USC, Tennessee, and South Carolina, Rasul is getting recruited like a 4-star prospect.

The Canes signed one of the state's best in the 2015 class in Mark Walton but they also lost a 4-star commitment in Dexter Williams, who signed with Notre Dame. They now have two committed for 2016 -- Travis Homer and Zack Moss.

Homer is considered the better prospect of the two. He's a big back with a lot of talent but comes from a very small school so his impact likely won't be too strong right off the bat. Rasul is considered clearly a better prospect than Moss.

Losing a 4-star commitment is never good. Losing one of your most talented commitments to Florida State is never good. And when that 4-star who flips to FSU lives a few miles from your campus, it's really not good.

The Canes will likely continue recruiting Rasul, although back early commitments who flip is rare. Instead, look for Miami to pick up their efforts on other running back prospects because it seems like they want to sign three in this year's recruiting class.


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