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Major College Football Program's Recruiting Class Is Falling Apart

A look at the sky during a Miami-Syracuse game.

MIAMI GARDENS, FL - OCTOBER 21: A general view of Hard Rock Stadium during a game between the Miami Hurricanes and the Syracuse Orange on October 21, 2017 in Miami Gardens, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

Miami's football program got off to a really fast start in the 2019 recruiting class, as the Hurricanes racked up a ton of big commitments early in the cycle.

Lately, though, The U's class is falling apart.

As SB Nation pointed out on Sunday night, Miami's 2019 class has more decommits than it does commits.

Ahead of this week’s Early Signing Period, when most teams sign most of their eventual new freshmen, the Miami Hurricanes have 14 verbal commitments. Their class is No. 34 nationally, according to the 247Sports Composite, which gives it 197 rating points.

On another hand, Miami has 15 decommits who were at one point or another pledged to play for the Canes but have since, for any number of reasons, backed away. Those players, together, would make for a class with 203 rating points. They’d be the No. 32 class, as of Sunday night, a couple of notches ahead of Miami’s actual class.

The decommits include several top recruits, like five-star cornerback Akeem Dent and four-star linebacker Anthony Solomon, who flipped to Michigan last night.

Miami had one of the best classes in the country last year, as the Hurricanes' 2018 crop ranked No. 8 in the country and No. 2 in the conference.

This year's class, though, is ranked No. 34 (No. 5 in the ACC). The Hurricanes' recruiting has taken a hit with the loss of defensive coordinator Manny Diaz to Temple. There could also just be less hype around Mark Richt's program right now following a disappointing season.

Can Miami turn things around before the cycle ends? Stay tuned.