Done Deal: Just In Another Top Talented 5-Star QB Commits To Miami Hurricanes After Rejecting Georgia Florida State

BREAKING: Highly Sought-After Local LB Ezekiel Marcelin Commits to Miami


Ezekiel Marcelin, a three-star linebacker from Miami (Fla.) Central, has committed to the Miami Hurricanes, becoming the 11th recruit in their 2025 class. The 5-foot-11, 210-pound player announced his decision on Sunday afternoon.

Ranked No. 453 overall and No. 44 among linebackers by the On3 Industry Ranking, Marcelin has been a top target for the Hurricanes. Miami’s staff has been actively recruiting him for over a year. He chose Miami over Penn State, Louisville, Pittsburgh, and Stanford, despite only taking official visits to Miami and Pittsburgh this month.


Coach’s Take:

The Miami Hurricanes have secured a linebacker with “physicality and relentlessness” in Ezekiel Marcelin, who is considered unique in his style of play.

Marcelin had an impressive junior season with 109 total tackles and 12 sacks, contributing to Central’s postseason run to the third round and a strong finish, winning five of their last six games. He is expected to continue playing middle linebacker at Miami, a position he has held throughout his high school career.

Key influences in Marcelin’s commitment include Hurricanes linebackers coach Derek Nicholson and head coach Mario Cristobal, as well as the opportunity to play for his hometown school. Miami made a significant impression during his May 31 official visit and was considered the frontrunner for much of his recruitment, although Pittsburgh also made a strong bid.

After his Pittsburgh visit, Marcelin told CaneSport that Miami had set a high standard and expressed his desire to “love who loves you” in making his decision. He had planned to announce his decision before his senior season and hinted it would be difficult to sway him from Miami.

Marcelin’s commitment follows his teammate, four-star safety Amari Wallace, who also committed to Miami recently. The Hurricanes are still in contention for three-star Central defensive tackle Randy Adirika, who visited Coral Gables this weekend.

CaneSport’s Take:

Not landing Marcelin would have been a significant loss for the Hurricanes, given his long-standing interest in the program and ties, including former teammates and Central’s ex-head coach, now Miami recruiting staffer, Roland Smith. With Marcelin’s commitment, Miami secures the second of three crucial Central prospects, taking another step in re-establishing their recruiting dominance in South Florida.

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