Two out of three ain’t bad.
Monday saw three football players who had Miami among their finalists make decisions. Two committed to the Canes.
3-star offensive tackle Tre Johnson from Orlando, who goes 6-foot-6, 285-pounds, announced he’ll attend Miami after he decommitted from Illinois. “I grew up in a house full of people that liked Florida and Florida State, and the only team I could think of was Miami,” Johnson told Canesport. “I couldn’t stand Florida or Florida State. I love Miami, the way they used to play, get down and get dirty. I love everything about Miami.”
The Illini did get a former Cane commit, though, in defensive end Izon Pulley from Maryland.
3-star defensive tackle Tyreic Martin from Alabama, also helped bulk up a much-needed position. The 6-3, 270-pounder followed defensive line coach Craig Kuligowski, who reportedly had gotten him to originally go to Missouri. Kuligowski, one of the most highly respected defensive line coaches in the country, joined coach Mark Richt’s staff. Martin had nine tackles for losses this year. “Excited to say I’m committed to the University of Miami,” Martin said on twitter, while showing a photo of him and Richt.
Miami did see New Jersey 3-star wide receiver Kelvin Harmon choose N.C. State over the Canes. However, the Canes still remain in the hunt for other wide receivers, some of the 4-star variety.