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February 5, 2014

By the numbers: Cane signing day class

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2014 MIAMI HURRICANES FOOTBALL SIGNING CLASS
PLAYER POS HT WT HOMETOWN TIME SIGNED
Braxton Berrios WR 5-9 181 Raleigh, N.C. Enrolled in January
Tyre Brady WR 6-3 180 Homestead, Fla. 7:40 a.m. 
Trevor Darling OL 6-5 330 Miami, Fla. Enrolled in January
Marques Gayot S 6-1 203 Lake Worth, Fla. 7:26 a.m. 
Trayone Gray RB 6-2 210 Miami Gardens, Fla. 11:30 a.m.
Trent Harris DE 6-2 231 Winter Park, Fla. Enrolled in January
Christopher Herndon TE 6-4 225 Norcross, Ga.  8:23 a.m. 
Calvin Heurtelou DT 6-3 318 Spring Valley, N.Y. Enrolled in January
Kiy Hester DB 6-0 201 Wayne, N.J. 7:12 a.m. 
Demetrious Jackson DE 6-5 225 Miami, Fla.  1:20 p.m. 
Courtel Jenkins DT 6-1 315 Wayne, N.J. 7:12 a.m. 
Brad Kaaya QB 6-4 213 West Hills, Calif.  10:00 a.m. 
Nick Linder OL 6-3 278 Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. 7:01 a.m.  
Darrell Langham WR 6-5 205 Lantana, Fla. 7:03 a.m. 
Terry McCray LB 6-3 205 Pompano Beach, Fla.  7:03 a.m. 
Anthony Moten DT 6-4 292 Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. 7:40 a.m. 
KC McDermott OT 6-6 301 Wellington, Fla. Enrolled in January
Ryan Mayes DB 6-1 185 Miami, Fla. Enrolled in January
David Njoku ATH 6-4 215 Cedar Grove, N.J. 7:17 a.m. 
Darrion Owens LB 6-3 217 Orange Park, Fla. Enrolled in January
Malik Rosier QB 6-1 197 Mobile, Ala. 9:55 a.m.
Mike Smith DE 6-1 210 Miami, Fla. 8:01 a.m. 
Chad Thomas DE 6-5 229 Miami, Fla. 9:35 a.m.
Michael Wyche DT 6-4 330 Norfolk, Va. 1:37 p.m.
Joseph Yearby RB 5-9 191 Miami, Fla. Enrolled in January
Juwon Young LB 6-2 230 Albany, Ga. Enrolled in January


 

BRAXTON BERRIOS WR
5-9  181  RALEIGH, N.C.  LEESVILLE ROAD HS
Enrolled in January 2014. Attended Al Golden Football Camp Scored touchdown while competing in 2014 Under Armour All-American Game Invited to "The Opening", all-star summer prospect camp held on Nike Campus As junior, Berrios had 760 yards receiving and 10 touchdowns Rushed for 1,142 yards and 23 touchdowns Rushed for 536 yards and 11 TDs in 2013 while hampered by minor foot injury Chose Miami over offers from Clemson, Tennessee, Ohio State, South Carolina, Oregon, Virginia Tech and West Virginia. 

What he brings to The U: "Braxton is a slot receiver with good quickness in and out of his cuts. He has great ball skills."

 

 TYRE BRADY WR
6-3  180  HOMESTEAD, FLA.  SOUTH DADE HS
 
Attended Al Golden Football Camp Hauled in 39 catches for 600 yards and 10 TDs as senior at South Dade HS Led Buccaneers to 2013 Class 8A state championship, defeating Apopka in Orlando Coached by Nathaniel Hudson at South Dade.  Played WR, rush end and also covered kickoffs and returned kicks on special teams Chose Miami over Florida State, Florida and Kentucky.

What he brings to The U: "Tyre is extremely athletic for his size and has a great catching radius."

 

TREVOR DARLING  OL
6-5  330  MIAMI, FLA.  MIAMI CENTRAL HS
Enrolled in January 2014 ... Attended Al Golden Football Camp Invited to "The Opening", all-star summer prospect camp held on Nike Campus ... 2014 Under Armour All-American game selection ... Two-time state champion at Miami Central ... Coached by Roland Smith ... Chose Miami over offers from Florida State, Florida, Clemson and West Virginia. 

What he brings to The U: "Trevor has exceptional size and length. He is an overpowering player that is a nasty finisher in the run game. He does an excellent job of keeping inside leverage in pass protection. He has the versatility to play all 5 OL positions."

 

 MARQUES GAYOT S
6-1  203  LAKE WORTH, FLA.  PARK VISTA COMMUNITY HS
 
Attended Al Golden Football Camp Played for Brian Dodds at Park Vista HS  Palm Beach Post All-Area large schools defensive player of the year Had four interceptions as senior and returned one for TD Also added two TD receptions Recorded nine interceptions as freshman Has more than 90 career tackles, four sacks, one forced fumble and 13 career interceptions.

What he brings to The U: "Marques has great size for a safety. He is a good athlete with excellent range and is a great open field tackler."

 

TRAYONE GRAY RB
6-2  210  MIAMI GARDENS, FLA.  CAROL CITY HS
 
First-team All-Dade by Miami Herald  Honorable mention Class 6A All-State Was high school QB that rushed for 1,121 yards and 11 TDs as senior, while passing for 807 yards and nine scores Coached by Aubrey Hill at Carol City Chose Miami over Cincinnati and South Florida.

What he brings to The U: "Trayone is a big, athletic, smart, versatile football player. He is a powerful downhill runner. He has the versatility to play multiple positions on both sides of the ball."

 

TRENT HARRIS DE
6-2  227  WINTER PARK, FLA.  WINTER PARK HS
Enrolled in January 2014 2014 Offense/Defense All-American Bowl selection ... As senior, registered 69 total tackles and 14 sacks ... As junior in 2012, posted 50 tackles and 11 sacks ... Coached by Tim Shifflet ... Chose Miami over offers from Alabama, Florida, Florida State, Georgia, Ohio State, Tennessee and Wisconsin. 

What he brings to The U: "Trent is a really good pass rusher who runs well. He has great foot quickness and hip flexibility. He is an impact player that is both a good run defender and a dynamic pass rusher."

 

 CHRISTOPHER HERNDON TE
6-4  225  NORCROSS, GA.  NORCROSS HS
 
Attended Al Golden Football Camp Third-team All-County receiver by Gwinnett Daily Post Hauled in 33 catches for 543 yards with six TDs Coached by Keith Maloof at Norcross Led Norcross to Georgia Class 6A State Championship in 2013 Chose Miami over Auburn and Mississippi State. 

What he brings to The U: "He has the ball skills and route running skills of a receiver but the body of a tight end."

 

CALVIN  HEURTELOU  DT
6-3  318  SPRING VALLEY, N.Y.  SCOTTSDALE CC
 
Enrolled in January 2014 Coached by Andrew Delva at Spring Valley HS Spent post-grad year at Trinity-Pawling School in New York As sophomore at Scottsdale in 2013, posted 59 tackles with four sacks and two fumble recoveries Chose Miami over offers from Auburn, Tennessee, Missouri, Nebraska, Arizona State, Washington, Wisconsin and Rutgers. 

What he brings to The U:  "Calvin brings outstanding size to the middle.  He is very strong at the point of attack, extremely tough, and an excellent run stopper."

 

 KIY HESTER DB
6-0  201  WAYNE, N.J..  DEPAUL CATHOLIC HS
 
High school teammates with fellow Miami signee Courtel Jenkins First-team all-state selection Play-making safety led team to Non-Public Group 2 championship Tallied 56 tackles, five interceptions, 3.0 tackles for loss, one sack and 18 passes defended as senior Also added five TDs and 379 receiving yards as two-way player Coached by John McKenna at DePaul Catholic.

What he brings to The U: "Kiy is a safety with excellent range.  He is also a very physical tackler and does a good job running the alley."

 

DEMETRIUS JACKSON DE
 
6-5  225 MIAMI, FLA. BOOKER T. WASHINGTON HS
First-team All-Dade by Miami Herald  Named second-team Class 4A All-State Recorded 68 tackles, 12.0 sacks and 13 QB hurries as senior for Booker T. Washington Coached by Tim "Ice" Harris at Booker T. Washington Led Booker T. Washington to Florida Class 4A State Championship in 2013.  
What he brings to The U: "Demetrius is a good pass rusher that has exceptional quickness, unbelievable hand-eye coordination and an innate ability to bat balls down at the line of scrimmage."

 

 COURTEL JENKINS DT
6-1  315  WAYNE, N.J.  DEPAUL CATHOLIC HS
 
Attended Al Golden football Camp High school teammates with fellow Miami signee Kiy Hester All-Non Public first-team selection by NJ.com Second-team all-state selection Played senior season at DePaul after transferring from Jersey City St. Anthony's As junior at St. Anthony's, led team to first-ever state playoff win Had 11 sacks and 60 tackles as junior Coached by John McKenna at DePaul Catholic. 

What he brings to The U: "Courtel is a hard-nosed run stopper that is both explosive and relentless in his pursuit to the ball."

 

 BRAD KAAYA QB
6-4  213  WEST HILLS, FLA.  CHAMINDADE HS
 
Played in Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl Attended Al Golden Football Camp Invited to "The Opening", all-star summer prospect camp held on Nike Campus ... First-team California Division II All-State selection Named to 2013 Los Angeles Daily NewsAll-Area team Also named Los Angeles Daily News All-Area Player of the Year Was 23-3 as starter at Chaminade Threw for school-record 3,855 yards and 27 TDs as senior Finished career with 5,730 yards and 40 TDs in two seasons Led Chaminade HS to California Division II State Championship in 2013 Coached by Ed Croson at Chaminade

What he brings to The U: "Brad is a pocket passer that has played under center and in the shotgun. He is a big QB that is an efficient passer and has a strong arm.  He reads defenses well and knows where to go with the ball."

 

 NICK LINDER OL
6-3  278  FT. LAUDERDALE, FLA.  ST. THOMAS AQUINAS HS
 
Attended Al Golden Football Camp Participated in Under Armour All-American Game First-team Class 7A All-State selection Named first-team All-Broward by Miami Herald and Sun-Sentinel  Brother of former Miami Hurricanes offensive lineman Brandon Linder Coached by Rocco Casullo at St. Thomas Aquinas Posted 4.0 GPA at St. Thomas Aquinas HS. 

What he brings to The U: "Nick has good snap and initial quickness.  He is smart, tough and a good finisher."

 

 DARRELL LANGHAM WR
6-5  205  LANTANA, FLA.  SANTALUCES COMMUNITY HS
 
Attended Al Golden Football Camp Caught 35 passes for 457 yards and seven TDs as senior for Santaluces Community HS Coached by Daryl Drinkwater at Santaluces Chose Miami over Florida State.

What he brings to The U: "Darrell has rare height, great vertical speed and excellent ball skills."

 

 RYAN MAYES DB
6-1  185  MIAMI, FLA.  NORTHWESTERN HS
 
Enrolled in January 2014 Attended Al Golden Football Camp Recorded 25 tackles, 2.0 tackles for loss, one interception, two fumble recoveries, three PBUs as senior for Northwestern Also added TD and blocked extra point Coached by Stephen Field at Miami Northwestern. 

What he brings to The U: "Ryan is a tall CB with good athletic ability and excellent cover skills."

 

 TERRY MCCRAY LB
6-3  205  POMPANO BEACH, FLA.  BLANCHE ELY HS
 
Attended Al Golden Football Camp First-team All-Broward as senior by Miami Herald  Third-team All-Broward as junior Second-team Class 7A All-State selection Tallied 89 solo tackles, 20 tackles for loss and 13 sacks as junior in 2012 Had 110 total tackles and 19 sacks as senior in 2013 Coached by Charles Hafley at Blanche Ely. 

What he brings to The U: "Terry is a very good pass rusher with a great motor.  He does a good job using his hands and has excellent foot quickness. He brings the versatility to play all LB positions."

 

KC MCDERMOTT OL
 
6-6  301  WELLINGTON, FLA.  PALM BEACH CENTRAL HS
 
Enrolled in January 2014 Attended Al Golden Football Camp First-team all-state selection as a junior ... 2014 All-American selection by 247Sports ... Younger brother of Tyler McDermott (Colorado State) and Shane McDermott (Miami)... Invited to "The Opening", all-star summer prospect camp held on Nike Campus ... 2014 Under Armour All-American game selection ... Named 2013 second-team All-USA by USA TODAY  Coached by Rod Harris Chose Miami over offers from Notre Dame, Alabama, Florida State, Florida, Ohio State, Auburn, Michigan, Michigan State, Wisconsin and Oklahoma. 

What he brings to The U: "KC is big, strong, & physical. He plays with very good leverage. He can play both OT positions. He plays with exceptional bend & pad level, which enables him to play with great leverage."

 

 ANTHONY MOTEN DT
6-4  292  FT. LAUDERDALE, FLA.  ST. THOMAS AQUINAS HS
 
Invited to "The Opening", all-star summer prospect camp held on Nike Campus ... Played in Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl Third-team Class 7A All-State Named first-team All-Broward by Miami Herald  Tallied 40 tackles, 12 tackles for loss and six sacks as senior Coached by Rocco Casullo at St. Thomas Aquinas Compiled 30 tackles and four sacks as junior. 

What he brings to The U: "Anthony is big, strong and athletic.  He is both a good pass rusher and good run defender."

 

 DAVID NJOKU ATH
6-4  215  CEDAR GROVE, N.J.  CEDAR GROVE HS
 
Caught 40 passes for 981 yards and 11 TDs as senior in 2013 Finished career with 76 receptions for 1,794 yards and 19 TDs Added 334 rushing yards and six TDs on 39 carries Second-team all-state selection in New Jersey Coached by Ed Sadloch at Cedar Grove Chose Miami over offers from Ohio State, Boston College, UConn, Temple and Rutgers. 

What he brings to The U: "David is a versatile athlete on the offensive side of the ball.  He has a knack for making plays.  He has very good ball skills and run after the catch ability."

 

DARRION OWENS  LB 
6-3  217  ORANGE PARK, FLA.  OAKLEAF HS
 
Enrolled in January 2014 Semper Fidelis All-American Second-team All-First Coast selection as junior and senior Recorded 101 tackles, six PBUs, two interceptions and two forced fumbles as junior in 2012 Added 89 tackles, two interceptions and blocked kick as senior in 2013 Coached by Derrick Chipoletti at Oakleaf Chose Miami over Auburn and Georgia. 

What he brings to The U: "Darrion is super athletic.  He was a safety in HS but moved to LB his senior year.  He has great length, mobility, and athleticism.  He plays with great passion.  He projects to be a strong-side linebacker at Miami.

 

 MALIK ROSIER QB
6-1  197  MOBILE. ALA.  FAITH ACADEMY
 
Attended Al Golden Football Camp First-team Coastal Alabama All-Region as athlete Was quarterback at Faith Academy As senior, threw for 1,852 yards and 16 TDs and ran for 1,301 yards and 17 TDs Also plays baseball at catcher Coached by Rusty Mason at Faith Academy Will also play baseball at Miami. 

What he brings to The U: "Malik is a dual-threat at QB.  He brings the athleticism desired as a runner and passer.  He is tough and a great leader."

 

 MIKE SMITH DE
6-1  210  MIAMI, FLA.  NORTHWESTERN HS
 
Attended Al Golden Football Camp First-team All-Dade as senior by Miami Herald  Recorded 42 tackles, seven sacks and 51 hurries as senior Added 73 tackles and 18 sacks as junior in 2012, finishing second in sacks in Miami-Dade County Coached by Stephen Field at Miami Northwestern. 

What he brings to The U: "Mike is a high energy player that plays with great effort from snap to whistle.  He is a relentless pass rusher and has the versatility to play both DE and LB."

 

 CHAD THOMAS DE
6-5  229  MIAMI, FLA.  BOOKER T. WASHINGTON
 
Played in Under Armour All-America Game Attended Al Golden Football Camp Invited to "The Opening", all-star summer prospect camp held on Nike Campus ... First-team All-Dade and first-team All-State as junior and senior Led Booker T. Washington to Class 4A state title as junior in 2012 and class 4A state champs as senior in 2013 Recorded 57 tackles and six sacks in 2012 ... Named 2013 second-team All-USA by USA TODAY  Tallied 71 tackles and eight sacks as senior Coached by Tim "Ice" Harris at Booker T. Washington Chose Miami over Alabama, Florida State, Arkansas and Duke. 

What he brings to The U: "Chad is the complete package.  He is a play maker with outstanding hands.  He is dominant both as a pass rusher and in stopping the run."

 

MICHAEL WYCHE DT
 
6-4  330 NORFOLK, VA.  EAST LOS ANGELES COLLEGE
Played for head coach Richard Morgan at Virginia football powerhouse Oscar Smith HS Tallied 26 tackles, 4.5 sacks, 5.5 tackles for loss and one interception as sophomore at East Los Angeles College State wrestling heavyweight champion in high school Led Oscar Smith to football state championship as senior.  
What he brings to The U: "Michael is a big, strong and explosive DT that is mature and should contribute early in his career."

 

JOSEPH YEARBY RB
 
5-9  177  MIAMI, FLA.  MIAMI CENTRAL HS
Enrolled in January 2014 One of most productive and decorated high school football players in state history Named 2014 All-American by 247Sports  247Sports Class of 2014 Offensive Player of the Year First-team all-state selection as junior Invited to "The Opening", all-star summer prospect camp held on Nike Campus 2014 Under Armour All-American game selection Two-time state champion at Miami Central As senior in 2013, rushed for 1,700 yards and 19 TDs In 2012, rushed for 1,448 yards and 20 TDs As sophomore in 2011, Yearby rushed for 2,160 yards and 24 TDs Coached by Roland Smith Chose Miami over offers from Alabama, Florida State, Florida, Southern California, Louisville and West Virginia. 

What he brings to The U: "Joe's vision, elusiveness, athleticism and fluidity make him special with the ball in his hands."

 

JUWON YOUNG LB
6-3  227  ALBANY, GA.  ALBANY HS
Enrolled in January 2014 Attended Al Golden Football Camp Registered 118 tackles as senior in 2013, also rushing for 303 yards and six TDs As junior, recorded 118 tackles with three sacks and four forced fumbles 2012 AT&T Georgia Junior Bowl selection Decorated track & field athlete, competed in shot put and discus in high school Coached by Felton Williams Chose Miami over offers from North Carolina and Ole Miss. 

What he brings to The U: "Juwon has excellent size and speed for his position. He is a great athlete that is physical and brings position versatility. He can play all three LB positions."


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