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#WelcomeToTheU: Meet FB's 2013 Signing Class

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          Release: 02/06/2013
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Signing Day Highlights | Signing Class | Signing Day Bios

CORAL GABLES, Fla. - Miami Hurricanes head coach Al Golden announced Wednesday the signing of 16 student-athletes to National Letters of Intent to play football at 'The U'. Miami's 16 signees feature 13 high school standouts, five January enrollees and three junior college transfers.

Miami's 2013 signing class is ranked No. 17 by 247Sports.com and No. 21 in the ESPN Top 40.

Among the 2013 signees are six ESPN 150 recruits - WR Stacy Coley (Pompano Beach, Fla.), DE Al-Quadin Muhammad (Irvington, N.J.), CB Artie Burns (Miami, Fla.), QB Kevin Olsen (Wayne, N.J.), TE Standish Dobard (Belle Chasse, La.) and LB Jermaine Grace (Miramar, Fla.). Coley is the nation's No. 4-rated WR according to ESPN, while Muhammad is the nation's No. 7-rated DE. Burns, considered to be the nation’s best prep hurdler from Miami’s Northwestern HS, is the nation's 10th-best CB, according to ESPN.

Dobard, a January enrollee, is listed as one of the nation’s Top 10 tight end prospects by ESPN, 247Sports.com and Scout.com. Grace is ranked as the 11th-best LB nationally by ESPN and No. 17 by Rivals.com. He played at the same high school as current Miami Hurricanes standouts Tracy Howard, Malcolm Lewis and Ryan Williams.

Miami's signing class also features nine signees on offense and seven more on defense. The Canes signed five from the state of Florida and inked recruits from 10 different states.

Dobard, Sandland, LB Alex Figueroa (Stafford, Va.), OL Hunter Knighton (Pottstown, Pa.) and OL Sunny Odogwu (Baltimore, Md.) are enrolled in classes at the University of Miami and will compete in spring drills.

For the latest information on Miami Hurricanes Football, follow @HurricaneSports on Twitter and the official blog for Hurricanes Football, www.theufootball.com.

2013 MIAMI FOOTBALL NATIONAL LETTER OF INTENT SIGNEES
 NAME POS HT WT HOMETOWN
(PREVIOUS SCHOOL)
TIME SIGNED ESPNU BIO
 Devante Bond LB 6-3 230 Antelope, Calif.
(Sierra College)
Signed View
 Artie Burns DB 6-0 183 Miami, Fla.
(Miami Northwestern)
Signed (7:01 a.m.) View
 Jamal Carter S 6-1 190 Homestead, Fla.
(Miami Southridge)
Signed (7:01 a.m.) View
 Stacy Coley WR 6-1 173 Pompano Beach, Fla.
(Northeast)
Signed View
 Standish Dobard TE 6-4 255 Belle Chasse, La.
(Edna Karr)
Enrolled View
 Augustus Edwards RB 6-2 230 Staten Island, N.Y.
(Tottenville)
Signed (7 a.m.) View
 Alex Figueroa LB 6-3 225 Stafford, Va.
(Brooke Point)
Enrolled View
 Alex Gall OL 6-5 290 Mason, Ohio
(Archbishop Moeller)
Signed (7:05 a.m.) View
 Jermaine Grace LB 6-1 210 Miami Gardens, Fla.
(Mirarmar)
Signed View
 Ufomba Kamalu DL 6-6 280 Fayetteville, Ga.
(Butler CC)
Signed (8:40 a.m.) View
 Hunter Knighton OL 6-5 265 Pottstown, Pa.
(The Hun School)
Enrolled View
 Ray Lewis III ATH 5-9 190 Longwood, Fla.
(Lake Mary Prep)
Signed (7:08 a.m.) View
 Al-Quadin Muhammad DE 6-3 230 Irvington, N.J.
(Don Bosco)
Signed (7 a.m.) View
 Sunny Odogwu OL 6-8 311 Baltimore, Md.
(Hargrave Military)
Enrolled View
 Kevin Olsen QB 6-3 200 Wayne, N.J.
(Wayne Hills)
Signed (7:01 a.m.) View
 Beau Sandland TE 6-6 255 Woodland Hills, Calif.
(Pierce College)
Enrolled View

Devante Bond (LB | 6-3 | 230 | Antelope, Calif. | Sierra College)
View ESPNU Bio
Linebacker played last two seasons at Sierra College ... Rated as nation’s 12th-best junior college LB and No. 163 overall junior college recruit by 247Sports.com ... Listed as 3-star recruit by ESPNU, 247Sports.com, Rivals.com and Scout.com ... Tallied 77 tackles in 2012, third-most on Sierra ... Finished second in Northern California Football Association with 17 sacks for 108 yards lost … Added 27 tackles-for-loss – third-most in NCFA ... Forced three fumbles and had four pass break-ups … Named first-team All-Valley Conference and was also named Valley Conference Defensive MVP ... Clocked at 4.65 in 40-yard dash.

Artie Burns (DB | 6-0 | 183 | Miami, Fla. | Miami Northwestern HS)
View ESPNU Bio
Athletic cornerback from Miami ... 4-star recruit by ESPNU, 247Sports.com, Rivals.com, Scout.com and MaxPreps.com ... Rated No. 10-best CB by ESPNU and No. 12 by both 247Sports.com and MaxPreps.com ... Also rated No. 15-best CB by Rivals.com and No. 17 by Scout.com ... 2013 Under Armour All-American … Tallied 72 tackles, 4 sacks, 6 PBU, two interceptions and had two kick returns for touchdowns ... Had 19 tackles in 10-7 win over Christopher Columbus HS in 2012 ... Coached by Stephen Field at Miami Northwestern HS ... Nation's top hurdler and will be dual-sport athlete at 'The U'.

Jamal Carter (S | 6-1 | 190 | Homestead, Fla. | Miami Southridge Senior HS)
View ESPNU Bio
Talented and athletic safety hails from nearby Homestead, Fla. ... Rated as 4-star prospect by ESPNU, 247Sports.com, Rivals.com and Scout.com ... Rated No. 17-best safety by Scout.com, No. 21 by Rivals.com and No. 22 by 247Sports.com ... Listed as 40th-best athlete by ESPNU ... Recorded 73 tackles and one interception as senior in 2012 ... Coached by Lamont Green at Miami Southridge Senior HS.

Stacy Coley (WR | 6-1 | 173 | Pompano Beach, Fla. | Northeast HS)
View ESPNU Bio
Speedy receiver from Pompano Beach, Fla. ... 4-star recruit by ESPNU, 247Sports.com, Rivals.com and Scout.com ... Rated No. 4-best WR by ESPNU, No. 7 by 247Sports.com, No. 8 by Scout.com and No. 13 by Rivals.com ... 2013 Under Armour All-American … Coley led Northeast HS to first round of Class 7A playoffs in 2012, while catching 29 passes for 513 yards and 10 touchdowns ... Coached by former NFL running back Donnell Bennett at Northeast HS.

Standish Dobard (TE | 6-4 | 255 | Belle Chasse, La. | Edna Karr HS)
View ESPNU Bio
Attended 2012 Al Golden Football Camp ... Enrolled at Miami in January 2013 ... Rated 4-star recruit by ESPNU, 247Sports.com and Scout.com ... Nation’s No.4 -best TE by ESPNU and No. 7-best TE according to 247Sports.com and Scout.com ... Led Edna Karr to 15-0 record and Louisiana Class 4A state title in 2012 … Recorded 53 catches for 723 yards and four touchdowns as a senior … Notched six catches for 61 yards in 29-22 state title win over Neville HS ... Coached by Jabbar Juluke at Edna Karr HS.

Augustus Edwards (RB | 6-2 | 230 | Staten Island, N.Y. | Tottenville HS)
 View ESPNU Bio
Running back hails from Staten Island, N.Y. ... Listed as 3-star recruit by ESPNU, 247Sports.com, Rivals.com and Scout.com ... Rated as nation's No. 1 fullback by Rivals.com ... Rated No. 40 nationally among running backs by 247Sports.com and No. 46 by Scout.com ... Led team to playoffs with 868 yards and 11 touchdowns on 104 attempts ... Coached by Jim Munson at Tottenville HS.

Alex Figueroa (LB | 6-3 | 225 | Stafford, Va. | Brooke Point HS)
View ESPNU Bio
Enrolled at Miami in January 2013 ... First-team All-Metro selection in 2012 by The Washington Post ... As senior, recorded 107 tackles – 74 solo – with 11 tackles-for-loss and nine sacks … Also caught 54 passes for 612 yards and six touchdowns ... Prepped at Brooke Point HS in Stafford, Va.

Alex Gall (OL | 6-5 | 290 | Mason, Ohio | Archbishop Moeller HS)
View ESPNU Bio
Rated 3-star lineman by ESPNU, 247Sports.com, Rivals.com and Scout.com ... Ranked No. 17 OT nationally by Scout.com ... Gall’s team won state title ... Earned first-team All-Greater Cincinnati League honors and was named conference’s Offensive Lineman of the Year for second straight season ... Coached by John Rodenberg at Archbishop Moeller HS in Cincinnati.

Jermaine Grace (LB | 6-1 | 210 | Miami Gardens, Fla. | Mirarmar HS)
View ESPNU Bio

4-star LB attended Miramar HS in nearby Miami Gardens, Fla. ... Played at same high school as current Miami Hurricane standouts Tracy Howard, Malcolm Lewis and Ryan Williams ... Rated 4-stars by ESPNU, 247Sports.com and Rivals.com ... Ranked No. 11-best LB nationally by ESPNU and No. 17 by Rivals.com ... 2013 Semper Fidelis All-American … Grace had more than 140 tackles, two interceptions, nine sacks and 20 tackles for losses this past season ... Clocked at 4.50 in 40-yard dash ... Coached by Damon Cogdell at Miramar HS.

Ufomba Kamalu (DL | 6-6 | 280 | Fayetteville, Ga. | Butler CC)
 View ESPNU Bio
Listed as 3-star defensive tackle by ESPNU and 247Sports.com ... Rated as No. 9-best JUCO DT and No. 87 overall JUCO prospect by 247Sports.com ... Recorded 54 tackles, 7.5 sacks and 14 tackles-for-loss as sophomore in 2012 at Butler CC ... Added three forced fumbles, four fumble recoveries ... Played for head coach Troy Morrell at Butler CC in El Dorado, Kan.

Hunter Knighton (OL | 6-5 | 265 | Pottstown, Pa. | The Hun School of Princeton)
 View ESPNU Bio
Attended 2012 Al Golden Football Camp ... Enrolled at Miami in January 2013 ... Rated as 3-star OT by ESPNU, 247Sports.com, Rivals.com and Scout.com ... Ranked No. 53 at his postion by Scout.com and No. 57 by 247Sports.com ... Outstanding two-way lineman at The Hun School of Princeton ... Was being recruited as offensive lineman ... Coached by Dave Dudeck at The Hun School of Princeton.

Ray Lewis III (ATH | 5-9 | 190 | Longwood, Fla. | Lake Mary Prep)
View ESPNU Bio
Rated as 3-star running back by ESPNU, 247Sports.com, Rivals.com and Scout.com ... No. 87-best RB nationally by 247Sports.com and No. 99 by Scout.com ... 2013 Semper Fidelis All-American … Holds Seminole County record for touchdowns … Rushed for 1,898 yards and 20 touchdowns as senior … Added 676 yards and four touchdowns on 31 catches and 78 tackles and four interceptions on defense ... Son of former Miami Hurricanes and Baltimore Ravens great and two-time Super Bowl champion Ray Lewis ... Coached by Buck Gurley at Lake Mary Prep.

Al-Quadin Muhammad (DE | 6-3 | 230 | Irvington, N.J. | Don Bosco HS)
View ESPNU Bio
Impressive DE rated 4-stars by ESPNU, 247Sports.com, Rivals.com, Scout.com and MaxPreps.com ... Rated as No. 3-best DE nationally by Rivals.com, No. 5 by 247Sports.com, No. 7 by ESPNU, No. 8 by Scout.com and No. 12 by MaxPreps.com ... Ranked Top 50 overall by 247Sports.com and Rivals.com ... 2013 U.S. Army All-American … Finished Army All-American game with 1.5 sacks, forced fumble and fumble recovery ... Defensive anchor of Don Bosco team that won six consecutive state titles ... Had over 10 sacks while leading team to state semifinals ... Coached by Greg Toal at national football powerhouse Don Bosco HS.

Sunny Odogwu (OL | 6-8 | 311 | Baltimore, Md. | Hargrave Military Academy)
View ESPNU Bio
Odogwu enrolled at Miami in January 2013 ... Listed as 3-star OT by ESPNU, 247Sports.com and Scout.com ... Participated in 2011 Maryland Crab Bowl, a senior all-star game matching top players from Baltimore and Washington, D.C., area ... Massive 6-foot-8 tackle came to United States at age 16 and played basketball at Huntington Prep in Huntington, W.Va. ... Transferred to Baltimore St. Frances and played football for first time there as senior ... Spent 2012 season at Hargrave Military Academy in Chatham, Va. ... Coached by Benjamin Paris at Hargrave ... Native of Nigeria.

Kevin Olsen (QB | 6-3 | 200 | Wayne, N.J. | Wayne Hills HS)
 View ESPNU Bio
Attended 2012 Al Golden Football Camp ... Considered one of nation’s top pro-style QB prospects ... 4-star QB by ESPNU, 247Sports.com, Rivals.com, Scout.com and MaxPreps.com ... Ranked No. 4 QB nationally by Scout.com, No. 5 by both ESPNU and 247Sports.com and No. 6 by MaxPreps.com ... Rated No. 54 overall by Scout.com, No. 64 by MaxPreps.com and No. 87 on ESPNU Top 150 ... 2013 Under Armour All-American … 2013 Elite 11 QB … Brother of former Miami Hurricane and current Carolina Panthers TE Greg Olsen …Olsen missed most of senior season due to broken bone in foot, returning his team’s second-round playoff loss ... Completed 39 of 77 passes for 448 yards with five touchdowns and five interceptions Also rushed for 90 yards and another score ... Coached by Wayne Demikoff at Wayne Hills HS.

Beau Sandland (TE | 6-6 | 255 | Woodland Hills, Calif. | Pierce College)
View ESPNU Bio
Enrolled at Miami in January 2013 ... Nation’s No. 1 junior college tight end in 2012 ... 4-star JUCO TE according to ESPNU, 247Sports.com, Rivals.com and Scout.com ... In eight games as sophomore in 2012, caught 24 passes for 267 yards and three touchdowns en route to first-team All-Pacific Conference honors ... Played high school football at Simi Valley.

Schedule
 
Saturday, September 27
Football vs. Duke
Miami Gardens, Fla.
7:30 PM
Live Audio
Saturday, October 04
Football at Georgia Tech
Atlanta, Ga.
TBA
Live Audio
Saturday, October 11
Football vs. Cincinnati
Miami Gardens, Fla.
TBA
Live Audio
Thursday, October 23
Football at Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, Va.
7:30 PM
ESPN
Live Audio
Saturday, November 01
Football vs. North Carolina
Miami Gardens, Fla.
TBA
Live Audio
Saturday, November 15
Football vs. Florida State
Miami Gardens, Fla.
TBA
Live Audio
Saturday, November 22
Football at Virginia
Charlottesville, Va.
TBA
Live Audio
Saturday, November 29
Football vs. Pittsburgh
Miami Gardens, Fla.
TBA
Live Audio
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