Hurricanes land commitment from four-star tight end Elija Lofton
The Hurricanes spent last weekend wooing potential recruits, and it is paying dividends.
Four-star tight end Elija Lofton, who visited Miami last weekend, picked the Hurricanes on Thursday night, announcing his decision on 247Sports’ YouTube channel. He is the second player to go to Coral Gables last weekend and commit soon after, joining linebacker Cameron Pruitt.
Lofton, who is listed as the No. 17 tight end and No. 342 player in the 2024 class by 247Sports’ composite rankings, chose Miami over offers from Arizona State, Texas and Washington, among others.
Lofton, who is listed at 6-2 and 220 pounds, had 30 catches for 756 yards and 11 touchdowns for Nevada powerhouse Bishop Gorman. He also scored seven rushing touchdowns on just 10 carries. He is rated the top player in the state.
The Nevada standout is the first tight end to commit to Miami in this class. The Hurricanes signed a pair of tight ends in the 2023 class: Jackson Carver and Riley Williams. Miami also added veteran tight end transfer Cam McCormick this offseason.
Lofton is the second four-star prospect in the class, joining St. Thomas Aquinas wide receiver Chance Robinson.