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Miami lands commitment from 5-star OL Alofaituli

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Five-star offensive guard S.J. Alofaituli announced his commitment to Miami on Friday.

The 6-foot-3, 285-pound lineman is the No. 1 player at his position and No. 10 overall prospect in the 2025 recruiting class, per the ESPN 300.

Alofaituli chose the Hurricanes over finalists Michigan and Nebraska.

The Bishop Gorman High School product highlighted his relationship with Miami head coach Mario Cristobal and offensive line coach Alex Mirabal as key factors in his decision.

"I've had a great connection with Miami and with the coaches there for a while, and just have felt really comfortable with them as coaches and as people," Alofaituli said, according to 247Sports' Blair Angulo.

"It's the culture and people over there. It's the people in the facility; it's something truly special they're building down there. Development is big with them, and it's something I wanted to be involved in. I am really excited to get down there and work."

The top-rated prospect in the state of Nevada becomes the Hurricanes' highest-ranked pledge this cycle and the second ESPN 300 commitment in as many days alongside Hylton Stubbs. Alofaituli is Miami's first ESPN five-star offensive lineman commit since the Canes landed Francis Mauigoa and Samson Okunlola in their 2023 recruiting class.

Alofaituli will play in the 2025 Under Armour All-America Game and the 2025 Polynesian Bowl. He plans to be an early enrollee.

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