AKEEM DENT – 7/16/16 (247 | ESPN | Rivals | hudl | Twitter)
CLASS OF 2019
Five-star DB Akeem Dent decommits from Miami
Wells Dusenbury – 3/27/17
Palm Beach Central’s Akeem Dent, rated the nation’s No. 1 cornerback for the Class of 2019, has decommitted from Miami.
Dent announced his decision on Twitter on Monday afternoon. The five-star sophomore committed to the Hurricanes last July.
At 6-foot-1, 170 pounds, Dent is rated as the No. 18 overall prospect in his class by 247Sports. Dent currently holds offers from several top programs, including Florida, Florida State and Auburn.
As a freshman, Dent starred at Royal Palm Beach, but transferred to Pahokee for his sophomore season. As the Blue Devils’ top cornerback, he helped lead the team to the Florida Class 1A championship, capped by a 34-21 win over Baker in December. The state title was revoked in January, when school officials acknowledged the team’s use of an ineligible player.
In January, Dent transferred again, this time to Palm Beach Central.
Miami currently has two recruits in its 2019 class — Miami Southridge linebacker Diamante Howard and Mount Dora-Christian Home and Bible School LB Jesiah Pierre.
Recruiting: DB Akeem Dent commits to Miami Hurricanes
Matt Porter – 7/17/16
Miami picked up a commitment from Akeem Dent, a 2019 defensive back who played for Royal Palm Beach and transferred to Pahokee this spring.
He primarily plays corner and also fills in at safety. He was offered before UM’s camp, and said he committed Saturday because of the atmosphere. He also has an FAU offer.
Dent, listed at 6-foot-1 and 170 pounds, is UM’s second commit for 2019. Linebacker Jesiah Pierre pledged last week.
“Being here and being a part of this makes me feel like I belong here,” Dent said, adding that he likes the “legends and the legacy” at UM.
Ray Lewis’ passionate speech, delivered hit him especially hard.
“I just wanted to be a part of it,” he said.