It looks like Florida State and Miami will compete for one of South Florida’s top offensive lineman until National Signing Day.
FSU recruiting coordinator Tim Brewster had an amusing Twitter exchange with UM assistant director of player personnel Jorge Baez on Monday night, where he referred to the Miami area as “my backyard.”
Here are the tweets both exchanged:
Brewster loved Baez’s response so much, he even retweeted it to his own account.
The player both schools are after is Miami Central four-star prospect Navaughn Donaldson (6-5.5, 335 pounds), who is currently committed to Miami and rated as a Top 20 offensive lineman by 247Sports’ composite rankings.
Brewster and FSU offensive lineman coach Rick Trickett are expected at Miami Central to recruit Donaldson this week, coach Roland Smith told the Tallahassee Democrat on Monday night.
While the rankings may tell a different story, both schools are confident in their abilities to identify and recruit top talent.
The Seminoles currently have four former Miami Central stars on its roster in star running back Dalvin Cook, wide receiver Da’Vante Phillips, safety Calvin Brewton and defensive tackle Fred Jones, while the Hurricanes have two in running back Joe Yearby and offensive lineman Trevor Darling.
Donaldson will have until February’s National Signing Day to decide on a school.
But it looks like Miami will not bow down to Florida State without a recruiting fight.