The University of Miami has confirmed the addition of Virginia Middlesex athlete Ryheem Lockley to its 2013 signing class.
Lockley (6-4, 220) picked UM over Virginia, Virginia Tech, and West Virginia and is expected to play tight end or wide receiver at Miami.
Lockley committed to Miami on Feb. 3 following his official visit, but did not sign his letter of intent on Signing Day as the UM staff was unsure whether or not they would have room for him. His academic situation also remains an issue.
“It’s looking like they’re going to be able to get him in 2013,” Middlesex head coach Josh Franke told InsideTheU.com. “The last thing we are waiting on are his SAT results. It seems like it's a good possibility (that he'll get in to UM this year)."
Lockley ran for 1,034 yards rushing and 13 touchdowns with 598 receiving yards and eight touchdowns as a senior in his first year playing wide receiver. Prior to this season, Lockley was the starting quarterback for three seasons. On defense he totaled 50 tackles with two sacks and one interception playing safety, linebacker, cornerback, and defensive end.
He is also a standout basketball player averaging over 30 points a game and is a two-time all-state performer.
Lockley is a three-star prospect ranked 23rd in the state of Virginia according to 247Sports.