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Could Miami potentially lure a recruit away from Alabama?

It’s unusual for Alabama and Auburn to lose recruits to out-of-state programs, but Miami could potentially achieve just that. According to On3’s Steve Wiltfong, there’s speculation that Zion Grady, a 6-foot-4, 225-pound edge defender from Enterprise High School in Alabama, may choose to sign with Mario Cristobal’s Miami Hurricanes. Grady is ranked #63 nationally by On3’s composite rankings, with ESPN placing him even higher at #45.

Initially committed to Alabama, Grady’s status shifted when it became apparent that the Crimson Tide coaching staff did not prioritize him under their current leadership. Allegedly, there were no attempts to contact Grady after Kalen DeBoer took the helm in Tuscaloosa, which could be seen as a strategic misstep.

Auburn, led by Hugh Freeze and his team, also holds a keen interest in recruiting Grady, recognizing his potential as both a pass rusher and a versatile player capable of contributing in coverage as well. Miami, however, has emerged as a strong contender in this scenario.

Grady’s recent positive unofficial visit to UM suggests that he’s impressed with the program. In an interview with 247’s Gaby Urrutia, Grady expressed his favorable view of Miami, indicating that they have a good chance of securing his commitment. With an upcoming official visit scheduled for May 31, Miami stands a real chance of pulling off a recruiting upset by securing the commitment of a top prospect from Alabama, a feat that’s not often accomplished.

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