CORAL GABLES, Fla. — The Miami Hurricanes are staying close to campus to find their next crop of football stars.
Fifteen of Miami's 21 signees Wednesday -- the first day of the early signing period for the 2021 recruiting class -- hail from South Florida.
Among the signees is Hialeah product Andres Borregales, the younger brother of current kicker Jose Borregales.
The Hurricanes also landed five-star recruit James Williams, the nation's No. 1 safety.
Head coach Manny Diaz said the team had been recruiting Williams since he was a freshman at Monsignor Edward Pace High School. Williams, who played for a different team each year, finished at American Heritage School in Plantation.
"This is the exact player that University of Miami has got to sign to accomplish the goals that we want to accomplish ultimately at this school," Diaz said.
The Hurricanes got a late boost with the signing of four-star quarterback Jake Garcia from Georgia. Garcia, who was coveted by schools like Alabama, Georgia, Florida, Florida State, Ohio State and LSU, is the No. 2-ranked pocket passer in the country.
Miami improved from 6-7 in 2019 to 8-2 this season with the addition of Houston transfer D'Eriq King.
Here's a complete list of future Hurricanes: