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Miami Hurricanes get commitment from Winter Park DE Trent Harris

 

Winter Park defensive end Trent Harris made a commitment to UM, picking the Canes over Florida and Ohio State.

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The Hurricanes got their 24th oral commitment for the Class of 2014 on Monday when 6-2, 221-pound defensive end Trent Harris of Winter Park pledged his allegiance to the University of Miami.

Harris is a three-star prospect, according to rivals.com and 247sports.com, and a four-star recruit, according to ESPN.com. The list of 24 does not count holdover signee Ryheem Lockley, who is in prep school and is expected to join the 2014 class.

Harris, who had 50 tackles and 11 sacks as a defensive end last season as a junior, chose the Canes over Florida and Ohio State.

Earlier in the process, he had narrowed his finalists to UF, Georgia, OSU, Alabama, Florida State and Vanderbilt.

He grew up a Gators fan.

“That was my dream as a kid,” Harris told the Orlando Sentinel, where he announced his decision at about noon Monday. “But I grew up, and I’ve got to realize what’s going to help me the most in my future, and that’s the University of Miami.

“Yes sir, the U!” Harris concluded in the Orlando Sentinel video.

Rivals.com has UM’s 2014 class ranked third nationally behind Tennessee and FSU. Fellow recruiting site 247sports.com has UM’s 2014 class ranked fifth, behind Alabama, Tennessee, FSU and Georgia.

Oral commitments are nonbinding. They do not become official until National Signing Day.

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