Miami Offers CFB Scholarships to Sons of Edgerrin James, Jason Taylor, Rick Ross

Jenna CiccotelliCorrespondent IIIJanuary 20, 2021

Mark Richt gestures after being introduced as the new NCAA college football head coach at the University of Miami, Friday, Dec. 4, 2015, in Coral Gables, Fla. (AP Photo/Luis M. Alvarez)
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The next generation of college football is taking shape. 

On Wednesday, the University of Miami extended offers to a trio of famed recruits, Eden James, Mason Taylor and William Roberts, the sons of Hall of Famers Edgerrin James and Jason Taylor and rapper Rick Ross, respectively.

Roberts, an offensive lineman in the Class of 2024, received offers from both Miami and Syracuse on Wednesday.

Roberts was a member of the varsity team at St. Thomas Aquinas in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., which won a state title this season. His father, Ross, was also a football talent who went to Albany State on a football scholarship. 

Taylor, a tight end who also attends St. Thomas Aquinas, is the younger son of Miami product Jason Taylor. and part of the 2022 class. He has also reportedly received offers from Illinois, Syracuse and FIU, per 247Sports. As a junior, he collected 133 yards on six passes.

He isn't the only football talent among Taylor's children. The six-time Pro Bowler's older son, Isaiah, committed to Arizona on Jan. 8. 

James is a member of the class of 2022 and competes at the same position as his father. As a junior this year, he posted 751 yards and nine touchdowns on 82 carries for Treasure Coast in Port St. Lucie (Florida), which ended its season in the second round of the postseason. James has also been offered by Howard, per 247Sports.

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While it's too soon to predict anything about Roberts and the Class of 2024 as no members have offered verbal commitments, the Hurricanes have landed a four-star recruit in defensive tackle Brandon Cleveland and a three-star defensive end in Jamaal Johnson for the Class of 2022.