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Miami Hurricanes add Virginia star to football signing class

The University of Miami has confirmed the addition of Virginia Middlesex athlete Ryheem Lockley to its 2013 football signing class.

Lockley (6-4, 220 pounds) picked UM over Virginia, Virginia Tech and West Virginia and is expected to play tight end or wide receiver.

Lockley committed to Miami on Feb. 3 following his official visit but did not sign his letter of intent on National Signing Day as the UM staff was unsure whether or not it would have room for him.

His academic situation also remains an issue.

“It’s looking like they’re going to be able to get him in 2013,” Middlesex coach Josh Franke told

“The last thing we are waiting on are his SAT results. It seems like it’s a good possibility [that he’ll get in to UM this year].”

Lockley rushed for 1,034 yards and 13 touchdowns with 598 receiving yards and eight touchdowns as a senior in his first year playing wide receiver. Prior to last season, Lockley was the starting quarterback for three seasons.

On defense, he totaled 50 tackles with two sacks and one interception playing safety, linebacker, cornerback and defensive end.

He is also a standout basketball player, averaging more than 30 points per game as a two-time, all-state performer.

Lockley is a three-star prospect ranked 23rd in the state of Virginia, according to 247Sports.

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