4-Star Recruit Asks Out Of Commitment Immediately After Miami Announces Major Hire

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The Miami Hurricanes football team filled an important role on the coaching staff then immediately lost the commitment of a top recruit. The news has made headlines around the sports world.

Many social media users are now reacting the reports online.

The Hurricanes lost defensive coordinator Kevin Steele earlier this week as he was lured away to join Nick Saban at Alabama. The program quickly rebounded, though, announcing that they’d signed former Tulane DC Lance Guidry to fill the role.

Guidry led successful defensive units at previous stops, which include Tulane, Marshall, McNeese State, and Western Kentucky. His group with the Thundering Herd performed as a top five unit nationally in a number of different categories.

Last year at Tulane, the Green Wave held top 50 rankings in scoring defense, total defense, and turnovers forced. That team went 12-2 and ended the season with a Cotton Bowl victory over USC.

But while the addition of Guidry can be considered a win, it wasn’t all positive for the Miami football team.

Four-star recruit Antoine Jackson asked for a release from his letter of intent shortly after the hire went public. The departure could be a big loss from the latest cycle. Here’s more on Jackson from On3.

Jackson is the No. 248 overall prospect in the 2023 class… He ranks as the nation’s No. 28 cornerback and the No. 46 senior recruit in the state of Florida.

It’s not the first time we’ve seen a commit from the Sunshine State request out of his signing. Five-star QB Jaden Rashada opted to leave the Florida Gators after a $13M NIL deal fell through.

NIL has little to do with Jackson’s wanting to leave, but it’s still caused a reaction online from opposing fans.

One person said, “He didn’t want to play for Sun Belt Lance [Guidry].”

Another football follower wrote, “Miami down big.”

Jackson, who reclassified to join the 2023 cycle, hasn’t announced future plans. He originally pledged to Georgia in the recruiting process before flipping to Miami. Now, his recruitment in open again and the Hurricanes’ sixth-ranked class has taken a major hit.

Jacob Elsey
BroBible writer. Jacob is a graduate of the University of South Carolina and is based in Charleston, SC.