2024 5-star CB Desmond Ricks visiting Miami next weekend

On3 imageby:Drew Schott09/30/22

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Chesapeake (Va.) IMG Academy five-star cornerback Desmond Ricks announced Friday night that he will be visiting Miami next weekend for the Hurricanes’ game against North Carolina. He is making his first trip to Coral Gables since June 6.

Ricks is the No. 2 overall prospect and No. 1 cornerback in the 2024 cycle, according to the On3 Consensus, a complete and equally weighted industry-generated average that utilizes all four major recruiting media companies. He is also the No. 1 player in Florida.

The 6-foot-1, 175 pound defensive back included the Hurricanes in his top 10 schools, which he released over the summer. He had high praise for Mario Cristobal‘s program when speaking with On3 Director of Recruiting Chad Simmons.

“Being on campus and feeling that family vibe made a big impact on my interest in Miami,” Ricks told Simmons. “The love down there really stood out. The whole staff showed love. When I was taking photos, all of the coaches were there with me.

“It really felt like family and Miami really went up my list after that visit.”

According to the On3 Recruiting Prediction MachineAlabama has the early lead for his commitment at 54.1% The Hurricanes’ odds are at 3.9%.

For more Miami recruiting intel, check out CaneSport.

RPM was released to the public in December. The On3 engineering group teamed up with Spiny.ai to create the industry’s first algorithm and machine learning-based product to predict where athletes will attend college. 

It factors in machine learning, social sentiment, visits and historical trends. However, expert predictions are still a big piece of the RPM equation.

Ricks has an On3 NIL Valuation of $159K. The On3 NIL Valuation is an index that looks to set the standard market value for both high school and college-level athletes. The NIL valuation does not act as a tracker of the value of NIL deals an athlete has completed to date. It rather signifies an athlete’s value at a certain moment in time.

Desmond Ricks On3 Scouting Summary 

The following is the On3 Scouting Summary for Desmond Ricks:

“Big, athletic corner who stars on one of the most talented defenses in high school football. Has good stature for the position at over 6-foot-1 and 175 pounds heading into his junior season. Registers as a strong athlete in the combine setting. Was a key player on IMG Academy’s talented defense as a sophomore in addition to seeing significant time as a freshman. A smooth mover with advanced technical ability. Battle-tested against top wide receivers both in practice at IMG and in playing a national schedule throughout the fall. Older for the class, turning 18 years old in the middle of his junior season.”