Recruiting: Five-star WR Leonard Manuel decommits from Miami Hurricanes

Leonard Manuel (Twitter)

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The Hurricanes lost a pledge from a highly rated high school underclassman.

Five-star wide receiver Leonard Manuel, who committed to UM last November, tweeted Tuesday that he was no longer a part of the Hurricanes’ 2020 recruiting class.

Manuel, who attends the same high school (Ocala-Vanguard High) as UM redshirt freshman quarterback N’Kosi Perry, still lists Miami among his top schools. He recently visited Georgia, according to 247Sports, and has taken trips to see Florida, Florida State, UCLA and USC.

247Sports rates Manuel (6-foot-4, 200 pounds) as the 13th-best player and second-best wideout in the 2020 class. Rivals rates him as a five-star prospect. He is considered the top sophomore receiver in the state.

UM’s 2020 class is still No. 1 in the nation, according to 247Sports, and seven of its eight commits are considered four-star players by 247Sports.

Naples High tight end Dominic Mammarelli (6-4, 235) is considered the top tight end in the country for 2020. Miami Central High cornerback Henry Gray (6-1, 175) and Deland High athlete Avantae Williams (6-0, 170) are rated as top-100 players. Those players and the other commits — Marietta, Ga. receiver Jermaine Burton (6-1, 193), Hialeah-Champagnat athlete Marc Britt (6-0, 160), Doral Academy defensive end Samuel Anaele (6-4, 245), Hollywood-Chaminade defensive tackle Willie Moise (6-3, 275) and Bradenton-IMG Academy defensive end Tre’von Riggins (6-2, 273) are rated among the top 20 nationally at their positions.

Miami’s 2019 class, headlined by Neptune Beach-Fletcher wideout Jeremiah Payton and Fort Lauderdale-St. Thomas Aquinas linebacker Anthony Solomon (both four-star prospects), rates eighth nationally.