Tag:Miami Recruiting
Posted on: January 31, 2012 10:52 am
 

Report: Darius Hamilton choosing Miami or Rutgers

Posted by Chip Patterson

One of the advantages of Rutgers promoting interim head coach Kyle Flood to the full time position has been his ability to continue the recruitment of top prospects after Greg Schiano's exit.

Arguably the top uncommitted prospect left on the Scarlet Knights' wish list is defensive end Darius Hamilton, the top ranked player in New Jersey and one of the best in the nation at his position. According to The Star-Ledger, Hamilton has narrowed his choices to Rutgers and Miami.

Scarlet Knights' fans felt good about their chances to keep Hamilton in-state, but the 6-foot-4, 250 pound defensive end just returned from an official visit to Miami this past weekend. The Hurricanes have already received some verbal commitments from Hamilton's group, and head coach Al Golden is hoping to add Hamilton to his strong 2012 recruiting class.

Rutgers is expected to formally announce Kyle Flood as the next head coach on Tuesday, and Hamilton will announce his decision on Tuesday night. Flood is reportedly a popular choice among New Jersey high school coaches, but he faces a tough challenge recruiting against Golden - who has already assembled a group currently ranked No. 6 in the MaxPreps Top 25 classes.

To catch up on Miami and Rutgers, check out the ACC Signing Day Overview and Big East Signing Day Overview at the Eye On Recruiting

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Posted on: January 30, 2012 1:19 pm
Edited on: January 30, 2012 1:21 pm
 

Florida DB flips from Georgia Tech to Miami

Posted by Chip Patterson

Defensive back Antonio Crawford, from Tampa, Fla., has flipped his commitment from Georgia Tech to Miami.

“It was a pretty hard decision because I’ve been committed to Georgia Tech for a long time.” Crawford told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. “I got to know the coaches and I got to know some of the other recruits. It was pretty tough to do it, but they respected my decision and I respected them for that.”

Crawford had been committed to the Yellow Jackets since last summer, but received a last-minute offer from the Hurricanes last week and took a recruiting trip over the weekend. After a weekend in Coral Gables, Crawford returned home with a change of heart.

Georgia Tech assistant Charles Kelly hoped that Crawford would remain committed to the Yellow Jackets after the visit, but apparently took the news of the de-commit well on Sunday.

"No, I'm not surprised [by Georgia Tech's reaction]," Crawford said. "The Georgia Tech people are real classy. They are respectable people, and I know they wouldn't do anything like be angry and mad at me."

For Miami head coach Al Golden, Crawford's commitment is another payoff from an aggressive recruiting effort that began in early December. When the school made themselves ineligible for postseason play due to the ongoing NCAA investigation, Golden and his staff hit the recruiting trail hard in an effort to build for the future.

Miami's 2012 class, currently with 31 verbal commitments, is ranked No. 6 nationally by MaxPreps. For more on the Hurricanes, check out the ACC Signing Day Overview.

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