4-star cornerback Damari Brown stays home, commits to Miami

On3 imageby:Keegan Pope12/21/22


Fort Lauderdale (Fla.) American Heritage four-star cornerback Damari Brown is staying home.

Brown announced his commitment to Miami, choosing the Hurricanes over offers from Clemson, Florida State, Alabama and a number of other programs. Miami made him a major priority from the beginning, with his recruitment being led by multiple members of the coaching staff.

“I hear from them every day,” Brown told On3’s Chad Simmons in September. “They’re trying to make me not have to go anywhere else.

… The whole staff does a good job of making me feel like a priority. I talk to Coach Cristobal, Coach DVD (Demarcus Van Dyke), Coach Addae, and others. The new staff has done a great job. They don’t want me to leave.”

Brown is the No. 195 overall prospect in the 2023 class, according to the On3 Consensus, a complete and equally weighted industry-generated average that utilizes all four major recruiting media companies. He ranks as the nation’s No. 24 cornerback and the No. 43 senior recruit in the state of Florida.

Damari Brown Scouting Summary

“Well-schooled cornerback with coverage instincts. Plays at one of South Florida’s top talent producing high school programs. Faces top competition on a weekly basis, often matching up with Power 5 receiver prospects. Has fared well in many of those matchups. Sees the game quickly and jumps routes. Shows the ability to stay in-phase on vertical routes. Plays with good technique. Willing tackler with some physicality. May still be growing but does not have physical traits of some other blue-chip cornerback prospects at this juncture. Measured 6-foot-.5, 179 pounds with a 5-foot-11 wing-span. Does not have verified athleticism.” — Charles Power, On3 Director of Scouting and Rankings