South Dade running back Jawon Hamilton flipped his commitment from FIU to UM on Sunday.
On an unofficial visit to UM's campus, the balanced 5-10, 185-pound runner committed to Hurricane coaches.
"I fell in love from the time I entered the campus, and the coaches showed me a great time," Hamilton said. "I toured the campus and felt like that was the place I wanted to be.
"I feel great. [There] is nothing like playing in front of my family."
Hamilton initially committed to the Panthers in June. With a stellar senior season brewing, Hamilton received an offer from Temple in October before getting offers from Kansas, UM and Western Kentucky in November.
He has Temple and Kansas visits set up in January and confirmed he will still take those visits, but told CaneSport.com "it probably won't change anything."
It was evident from the moment Hamilton first received the offer on Nov. 11, in the aftermath of the decommitment of Hallandale running back Zack Moss, he was leaning toward the Canes.
He told Herald correspondent Russell Quinoa at the Nov. 13 playoff game against Southwest, "It was always my dream school growing up, and I feel like it'll be great for me if I do happen to go there."
On the year, Hamilton has rushed for 1,191 yards and 16 touchdowns on a 9.8 yards-per-carry average in his first year with South Dade after transferring from Coral Reef.
He's rated a two-star prospect on Rivals and 247 Sports, but his rating has not changed since the summer -- before the 1,000-yard season. He joins defensive back James Wiggins as South Dade recruits committed to UM.
Hamilton and his Buccaneers square off against Columbus in the Region 4-8A final on Friday night at Harris Field.