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Here's who signed with Miami Hurricanes during early signing period in 2021

Mario Cristobal returns home, hopes to haul in more South Florida talent
Miami Hurricanes head coach Mario Cristobal holds up jersey at introductory news conference, Dec. 7, 2021
Posted at 1:16 PM, Dec 15, 2021
and last updated 2021-12-15 19:15:04-05

CORAL GABLES, Fla. — Just days into his new job at Miami, Mario Cristobal has a new quarterback.

Four-star Georgia quarterback Jacurri Brown chose Miami over Auburn, Florida, Mississippi and Tennessee, becoming the first recruit to sign with Cristobal at Miami on the first day of the early signing period Wednesday.

Perhaps most surprising was the lack of South Florida talent who signed with the Hurricanes.

Four-star Miami linebacker Wesley Bissainthe and four-star Fort Lauderdale defensive end Nyjalik Kelly were the only recruits to hail from Miami-Dade, Broward or Palm Beach counties.

Cristobal, who grew up in Miami and won two national championships playing for the Hurricanes, said during his introductory news conference earlier this month that he wants to make sure the best players in South Florida stay home for college.

But that's a tall task for an area that attracts interest from other programs throughout the country, including Oregon, where Cristobal spent the last four years.