Jordan Scarlett and Sam Bruce had some left over “#FIREWORKS” from the Fourth of July.
The Fort Lauderdale St. Thomas Aquinas duo and close friends separately announced their college commitments Tuesday night to play football at the University of Miami, giving the Hurricanes two explosive playmakers at their respective positions.
Things have escalated quickly for Scarlett, who decommitted from FAU on June 27 a day after visiting the UM campus with Bruce. Scarlett chose UM over South Carolina, Florida State and Ohio State. Scarlett, an underrated four-star running back, made his announcement on ESPNU from Nike World Headquarters in Beaverton, Oregon – site of Nike’s “The Opening”.
Bruce — an undersized 2016 slot receiver at 5-8, 160 pounds with five-star speed — made his commitment on WQAM, picking UM over FSU and Ohio State.
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“It was just a great experience all around,” Scarlett said of his time at UM with Bruce on June 28. “I just really loved the coaches.”
“Once you love Al Golden, you got to love the staff.”
UM wide receivers coach Brennan Caroll used the phrase “#FIREWORKS” in tweets on the Fourth of July when the Canes landed commitments from wide receivers Dionte Mullins and Terrell Chatman on Friday. Scarlett used the same query string when he posted a photo Friday on Instagram with he, Bruce and Scarlett’s cousin, Rodrick Archer, from their recent visit to Coral Gables.
“It’s all about family in Miami,” Bruce said.