Like father, like son.
St. Thomas Aquinas senior wide receiver/tight end Michael Irvin II announced on Monday that he was committing to the Miami Hurricanes, the alma mater of his father, Hall of Fame wide receiver Michael Irvin, who played at UM from 1985-1987.
The 6-3, 220-pound Irvin II took to Twitter to make the big announcement.
Gotta get that money like the 80's and save it!!! 🙌🏾🙌🏾🙌🏾🙌🏾🙌🏾 oficially a CANE pic.twitter.com/K4pFSbJN5w— PRINXE IRVIN II (@M_Irvin17) July 6, 2015
"Although Michael is blazing his own trail, he's excited about attending his father's high school and college alma mater," St. Thomas Aquinas coach Roger Harriott told the Miami Herald. "Miami was his first offer and he's considered himself a Cane for as long as he could remember.
"STA Raider Nation loves the Irvin family and we're elated that Michael II has an opportunity to pursue his childhood dreams."
In 2012, Irvin was quoted in an article by Brian Perroni of 247Sports, jokingly saying his son could not play for any other school.
“My exact words to Mike were this – ‘There are some choices God gives us and some He doesn’t.’ He can’t choose his mom, his dad, his brothers or sisters or what school he goes to. Everything else, he can choose. He WILL go to the University of Miami,” the article notes Irvin Sr. said laughing.
The dream scenario for the UM legend finally came to fruition as Irvin II, a three-star prospect in the 247 Sports Composite Rankings, chose the Canes over other notable offers from Georgia, Michigan and N.C. State.
It won't be the first time Irvin II follows in his father's footsteps as this April he decided to transfer from Plano (Texas) Prestonwood High to join Irvin's high school alma mater of St. Thomas Aquinas.
Irvin Sr. collected 2,423 yards and 26 touchdowns on 143 receptions in his three years with the Canes before a stellar professional career with the Dallas Cowboys.
Here are Irvin II's highlights from last season in Texas.