Dec 28, 2013; Orlando, FL, USA; A Miami Hurricanes helmet sits on the sidelines during the second quarter of the Russell Athletic Bowl against the Louisville Cardinals at Florida Citrus Bowl Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Rob Foldy-USA TODAY Sports

Miami football recruiting: 3-star DE Richard McIntosh commits to Hurricanes


The Miami Hurricanes added to their 2015 recruiting class on Thursday when 3-star weak-side defensive end Richard McIntosh gave his pledge to the Hurricanes. The 6’4, 255-pound McIntosh is a local product from Cardinal Gibbons High School in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

Ryan S. Clark of The Sun Sentinel has the scoop.

“He did a lot of different things for us,” said Chiefs coach Mike Morrill. “He’s a basketball player and he was so versatile, we could move him around.”

Morrill said the Chiefs used McIntosh at tight end, offensive tackle and he even took a few snaps at center.

The 6-4, 255-pound McIntosh becomes Miami’s second defensive line commit and the sixth defensive prospect, according to Rivals.

He is also the fifth Broward/Palm Beach County-based player to commit to Miami.

McIntosh helped the Chiefs to their third straight eight win season in 2013.

“We’ve expected him to be a major college player,” Morrill said. “The rest is really up to him.”

McIntosh is ranked as the country’s 39th-best weak-side defensive end product, the 102nd-best overall prospect in the state of Florida and the 775th-best overall prospect in the class of 2015, according to 24/7 Sports’ composite rankings.

McIntosh has taken unofficial visits to Coral Gables to check out the Hurricanes several times over the last year and named the Hurricanes his leaders just last week so his commitment came as no surprise. He also holds offers from the East Carolina Pirates, Florida Gators, Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets and Missouri Tigers, among others.

McIntosh is the Hurricanes’ 18th commitment. Their class now ranks 10th nationally.

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