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Michael Irvin Jr. orally commits to UM

Following in the footsteps of his legendary father, receiver Michael Irvin Jr. orally committed to the University of Miami on Monday, joining a highly regarded 2016 recruiting class.

Irvin Jr. recently moved from Texas to South Florida, where he enrolled at Fort Lauderdale St. Thomas Aquinas. Rivals.com ranks him a three-star prospect and the nation’s 81st-best receiver prospect.

Irvin, 6-2, caught 223 passes for 2741 yards and 34 touchdowns in three seasons at Prestonwood High in Plano.

Irvin told Canesport.com that his father, who starred for the Canes and the Dallas Cowboys, “was obviously very excited that I chose to go to his alma mater. ... He has talked to me a million times about going to Miami.”

Irvin said UM coach Al Golden “sounded like he has jumping out of his seat” when he called Golden to commit.

Irvin, who also had been considering Syracuse and Georgia, joins a strong group of receivers orally committed to Miami for 2016 — a group headlined by St. Thomas’ Sam Bruce.

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