Rivals names Lorenzo Lingard a top-10 2018 recruit. Who will become Miami Hurricanes with him?

Lorenzo Lingard (Twitter)

Lorenzo Lingard (Twitter)

Miami’s 2018 group of verbal commits remains the nation’s top-rated, according to a consensus of the major national recruiting websites.

Rivals released an update to its top 100 list Tuesday that included four Hurricanes commits. The highest: running back Lorenzo Lingard, rated No. 2 among running backs and No. 10 overall. The track standout jumped six spots in the overall rankings.

The other future Canes in the website’s top 100 are Mark Pope (No. 6 wide receiver, No. 25 overall), Cam’Ron Davis (No. 7 running back, No. 54 overall) and Artur Sitkowski (No. 9 quarterback, No. 64 overall).

If Mark Richt and his staff have their way, several of the uncommitted players on the top-100 list will join them, including cornerback Al Blades Jr. (No. 8 defensive back, No. 35 overall), who is widely expected to wind up a Hurricane, and top-of-the-board targets such as Patrick Surtain Jr. (No. 1 defensive back, No. 2 overall) and Micah Parsons (No. 2 defensive end, No. 5 overall).

UM’s recruiting class, which has 18 verbal pledges, is No. 1 according to Rivals, Scout and 247Sports.

It’s unclear how many of those players plan to sign in December, taking advantage of new NCAA rules that permits them to get a jump on the traditional February signing period. Lingard, a visible presence for the Hurricanes on social media, seems likely to be among UM’s early signees. Citing comments made by Lingard’s coaches at at Orange City-University High, InsideTheU reported Lingard felt a degree of “relief” when he made his Miami commitment Feb. 9, and that coaches from other schools didn’t bother pulling him out of class when visiting University in recent months.