DONE DEAL: Mario Cristobal Confirm Double Boost With the Addition Of Two Sensational Stars To Bolster Canes’ Roster…  

The Miami Hurricanes have significantly strengthened their roster with the addition of two promising offensive linemen. Three-star offensive tackle Jaden Wilkerson has committed to the program, becoming the second offensive line recruit in less than 24 hours.

Wilkerson is the third offensive lineman to join Miami this week, following offensive tackle Demetrius Campbell, who committed on Tuesday, and interior lineman Taykaylen Muex. Wilkerson, a three-star recruit, ranks as the 1,230th prospect nationally, 96th among offensive tackles, and 168th in Florida, according to recruiting sites. He hails from Orlando Edgewater and is part of the 2025 class.

Miami successfully out-recruited Central Florida, Rutgers, and Syracuse to secure Wilkerson’s commitment. He visited Miami officially on the weekend of May 31, followed by visits to Syracuse and Rutgers. Wilkerson is now the ninth player committed to Miami’s 2025 class and the seventh on offense.

This wave of commitments could be just the beginning for Miami. On3’s Steve Wiltfong projected that cornerback Chris Ewald, defensive lineman Derry Norris, and safety Amari Wallace might also commit to Miami soon.

According to Brian Dohn of 247Sports, Wilkerson’s decision was heavily influenced by Miami head coach Mario Cristobal and offensive line coach Alex Mirabal. Standing at 6’6″ and weighing 330 pounds, Wilkerson has the ideal size for an offensive tackle. However, he will need to become leaner and improve his technical blocking skills to excel at the college level.

Wilkerson shared with Rivals National Recruiting Analyst John Garcia that he committed to Miami a few weeks ago but kept it under wraps. “I’ve been compared to [Detroit Lions OT and former first-round pick] Penei Sewell because of my athleticism and how I move,” Wilkerson told Garcia. Cristobal and Mirabal, who coached Sewell at Oregon, played a key role in his recruitment.

Wilkerson’s position—whether he will play inside or outside on the offensive line—will be determined when he arrives at Miami. Dohn reported that the focus of his recruitment discussions centered on his development. Wilkerson has the potential to rise in the 2025 class rankings and become a standout player for the Hurricanes.

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