University of Miami

UM football releases Crawford from scholarship, adds Ely’s Henley

UM cornerback Antonio Crawford intercepts a pass against Wake Forest at Sun Life Stadium on Saturday, Oct. 26, 2013.
UM cornerback Antonio Crawford intercepts a pass against Wake Forest at Sun Life Stadium on Saturday, Oct. 26, 2013. Miami Herald Staff

The Miami Hurricanes said hello to a new cornerback and goodbye to another Friday — releasing senior Antonio Crawford from his scholarship and signing Pompano Beach Ely High senior Terrance Henley.

UM has yet to officially announce the news, but both players acknowledged as much.

“When I found out I passed my ACT on Signing Day I was extremely happy, tears of joy,” Henley said. “But when me and [Ely assistant principal Malcolm] Spence called schools and they told me [there were no scholarships left] I felt like giving up. Mr. Spence just told me to be patient, my time will come. And it came. Miami said they had an opening because one of their seniors left.”

Henley was an unranked, no-star recruit, according to 247Sports. But he said he was always on UM’s radar, having exceled at their camp with one of the fastest 40 times (4.5 seconds). A two-year starter at Ely, Henley said he intercepted three passes as a senior and six as a junior.

His said his other FBS offers were from FIU and Temple.

Crawford ends his UM career with 58 career tackles, two starts and one interception. He was in the rotation at cornerback and played a lot, but was unhappy with his role.

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