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#WelcomeToTheU: Football Announces 2014 Class

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          Release: 02/05/2014
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CORAL GABLES, Fla. – Miami Hurricanes head coach Al Golden announced Wednesday the signing of 26 student-athletes to play football at ‘The U’. Miami’s 26 signees feature 24 high school standouts and nine January enrollees.

Miami’s 2014 signing class is ranked No. 10 by ESPN, No. 11 by Scout, 12 by Rivals and No. 12 by 247Sports.

Among Miami’s 2014 signees are 11 ESPN300 recruits – Joseph Yearby (No. 23), KC McDermott (No. 36), Chad Thomas (No. 65), Brad Kaaya (No. 112), Trevor Darling (No. 115), Trent Harris (No. 133), Anthony Moten (No. 182), Kiy Hester (No. 196), Darrion Owens (No. 246), Darrell Langham (No. 259) and Braxton Berrios (No. 289). Eight of Miami’s 17 signees hail from Miami-Dade County and three from both Broward and Palm Beach counties.

The signing class features nine early enrollees – Berrios, Darling, Harris, Calvin Heurtelou, McDermott, Ryan Mayes, Owens, Yearby and Juwon Young.

The University of Miami has launched the $7 million Football Victory Fund to address the most important needs of the football program. There are a variety of ways to contribute to the Football Victory Fund as well as to Hurricanes Athletics.  For more information on how you can donate and details of the pending projects, please call the Hurricane Club at 305-284-6699 or visit umvictoryfund.com

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2014 MIAMI HURRICANES FOOTBALL SIGNING CLASS
PLAYER POS HT WT HOMETOWN TIME SIGNED BIO VIDEO
Braxton Berrios WR 5-9 181 Raleigh, N.C. Enrolled in January Bio
Tyre Brady WR 6-3 180 Homestead, Fla. 7:40 a.m.  Bio
Trevor Darling OL 6-5 330 Miami, Fla. Enrolled in January Bio
Marques Gayot S 6-1 203 Lake Worth, Fla. 7:26 a.m.  Bio
Trayone Gray RB 6-2 210 Miami Gardens, Fla. 4:00 p.m. Bio  
Trent Harris DE 6-2 231 Winter Park, Fla. Enrolled in January Bio
Christopher Herndon TE 6-4 225 Norcross, Ga.  8:23 a.m.  Bio
Calvin Heurtelou DT 6-3 318 Spring Valley, N.Y. Enrolled in January Bio
Kiy Hester DB 6-0 201 Wayne, N.J. 7:12 a.m.  Bio
Demetrious Jackson DE 6-5 225 Miami, Fla.  1:20 p.m.  Bio
Courtel Jenkins DT 6-1 315 Wayne, N.J. 7:12 a.m.  Bio
Brad Kaaya QB 6-4 213 West Hills, Calif.  9:32 a.m.  Bio
Nick Linder OL 6-3 278 Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. 7:01 a.m.   Bio
Darrell Langham WR 6-5 205 Lantana, Fla. 7:03 a.m.  Bio
Terry McCray LB 6-3 205 Pompano Beach, Fla.  7:03 a.m.  Bio
Anthony Moten DT 6-4 292 Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. 7:40 a.m.  Bio
KC McDermott OT 6-6 301 Wellington, Fla. Enrolled in January Bio
Ryan Mayes DB 6-1 185 Miami, Fla. Enrolled in January Bio
David Njoku ATH 6-4 215 Cedar Grove, N.J. 7:17 a.m.  Bio
Darrion Owens LB 6-3 217 Orange Park, Fla. Enrolled in January Bio
Malik Rosier QB 6-1 197 Mobile, Ala. 9:55 a.m. Bio
Mike Smith DE 6-1 210 Miami, Fla. 8:01 a.m.  Bio
Chad Thomas DE 6-5 229 Miami, Fla. 9:35 a.m. Bio
Michael Wyche DT 6-4 330 Norfolk, Va. 1:37 Bio
Joseph Yearby RB 5-9 191 Miami, Fla. Enrolled in January Bio
Juwon Young LB 6-2 230 Albany, Ga. Enrolled in January Bio

BRAXTON BERRIOS • WR
5-9181RALEIGH, 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
6-5330MIAMI, 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
6-2227WINTER 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.”

 

DEMETRIOUS 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 News All-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
6-6301WELLINGTON, 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
5-9177MIAMI, 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 247Sports247Sports 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
6-3227ALBANY, 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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Football at Louisville
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8:00 PM
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Saturday, September 06
Football vs. Florida A&M
Miami Gardens, Fla.
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3:30 PM
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Miami Gardens, Fla.
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Football at Virginia Tech
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7:30 PM
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