Another high profile high school receiver has committed to the University of Miami. Belle Glade Glades Central's Travis Benjamin, a four-star Rivals.com rated recruit, said he told recruiting coordinator Clint Hurtt moments ago he's chosen the Hurricanes.
"I felt like it was time -- Miami's a great fit for me," said Benjamin, who at 5-11, 165 pounds and 4.4-speed in the 40 said he hopes to not only play receiver but contribute on punt and kick returns next season. " I'm very excited to be a part of this class. I think when you put a lot of good players together you can turn things around. I want to help turn things around at The U."
Benjamin, the cousin of former Hurricane defensive back Alphonso Marshall, becomes the fifth receiver to committ to the Hurricanes joining Northwestern's Aldarius Johnson and Kendal Thompkins and Booker T. Washington standouts Davon Johnson and Thearon Collier. The Hurricanes are likely done recruiting receivers although I'm told a spot will likely be left open for Northwestern's Tommy Streeter.
Benjamin says he is qualified for UM with a 2.8 GPA and 18 ACT score and will enroll at UM in the fall.
I'll have more on this and recruiting later tonight at the basketball game.