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Griffin Becomes Football's 19th 2013 Signee

Courtesy: Hurricanesports.com
          Release: 02/19/2013
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CORAL GABLES, Fla. - Derrick Griffin, one of the nation's top prep receivers, became the Miami Hurricanes' 19th signee for the Class of 2013, signing a National Letter of Intent to play at the University of Miami.

The 6-foot-6, 215-pound receiver from Terry High School in Rosenberg, Texas, is rated the nation's top tight end by ESPN and No. 3 by Rivals.com. He's also listed as the No. 7 receiver by Scout.com and 247Sports.com. A 4-star prospect by every major recruiting service, Griffin is ranked No. 33 in the ESPN 150, No. 43 by Rivals.com, No. 44 by Scout.com and No. 86 by 247Sports.com.

As a junior in 2011, Griffin caught 36 passes for 509 yards and 12 touchdowns, while averaging 18 points and 10 rebounds on the basketball court. As a sophomore in 2010, he hauled in 28 catches for 500 yards and eight TDs.

Also a 4-star basketball recruit, Griffin is rated the No. 26 small forward by ESPN, No. 74 nationally by Scout.com and No. 81 nationally by Rivals.com.

Miami's 2013 signing class is ranked No. 11 in 247Sports.com's composite rankings - a jump of seven spots since National Signing Day - and No. 21 by ESPN. Miami's talent-laden class features 16 freshmen and three juniors from 12 different states.

The Canes will kick off their spring practice schedule Sat., March 2 at the GreenTree Practice Fields.

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

2013 MIAMI HURRICANES FOOTBALL SIGNING CLASS
NAME POS HT WT HOMETOWN (PREVIOUS SCHOOL)
Devante Bond LB 6-3 230 Antelope, Calif. (Sierra College)
Artie Burns DB 6-0 183 Miami, Fla. (Miami Northwestern HS)
Jamal Carter S 6-1 190 Homestead, Fla. (Miami Southridge Senior HS)
Stacy Coley WR 6-1 173 Pompano Beach, Fla. (Northeast HS)
Standish Dobard* TE 6-4 255 Belle Chasse, La. (Edna Karr HS)
Augustus Edwards RB 6-2 230 Staten Island, N.Y. (Tottenville HS)
Cornelius Elder ATH 5-10 170 Nashville, Tenn. (The Ensworth School)
Alex Figueroa* LB 6-3 225 Stafford, Va. (Brooke Point HS)
Alex Gall OL 6-5 290 Mason, Ohio (Archbishop Moeller HS)
Jermaine Grace LB 6-1 210 Miami Gardens, Fla. (Miramar HS)
Derrick Griffin WR 6-6 215 Rosenberg, Texas (Terry HS)
Ufomba Kamalu DL 6-6 280 Fayetteville, Ga. (Butler CC)
Hunter Knighton* OL 6-5 265 Pottstown, Pa. (The Hun School of Princeton)
Ray Lewis III ATH 5-9 190 Longwood, Fla. (Lake Mary Prep)
Ryheem Lockley ATH 6-4 220 Saluda, Va. (Middlesex HS)
Al-Quadin Muhammad DE 6-3 230 Irvington, N.J. (Don Bosco HS)
Sunny Odogwu* OL 6-8 311 Baltimore, Md. (Hargrave Military Academy)
Kevin Olsen QB 6-3 200 Wayne, N.J. (Wayne Hills HS)
Beau Sandland* TE 6-6 255 Woodland Hills, Calif. (Pierce College)

*Enrolled at Miami in January 2013

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