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Broward's top player WR Stacy Coley picks the Hurricanes over FSU, USF

Wearing a UM hat with the word Swag draped across the front of it, Oakland Park Northeast wide receiver Stacy Coley -- the top player in Broward County -- announced he was signing a National Letter of Intent with the University of Miami Wednesday.

Stacy ColeyRated the fourth-best player at his position by ESPN, Coley said he chose the Hurricanes over schools such as Florida State and South Florida after sitting down with his family and talking it out on Sunday.

"I thought it was just beneficial for me and my family," he said. "Just stay home. I just hope I have the same success in high school and just help the U out with a national championship."

Coley, a two-time member of The Miami Herald All-Broward first team, finished with 29 catches for 513 yards and 10 touchdowns this season. He runs a 4.57 40-yard dash.

The 6-1, 173-pounder said he appreciated the fans he had in current Canes Tracy Howard and Deon Bush and was looking forward to playing with them rather than against them like he did in high school. Coaching changes at FSU did not affect his decision, he said.

His high school coach, Donnell Bennett, is a former UM fullback.

"It feels good," said Coley, who was crying during the ceremony. "I relieved a big stress off my shoulder and I can be an average kid again."

-- HERALD WRITER CHRISTINA DE NICOLA

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Manny,

When you get a chance, can you ask Al Golden about Coley's new offense. Ask him how much of a difference there is from Jedd Fisch's offense. Will his kids have to learn an entire new offense, or if it is similar, will they keep some of the same x & o language. Also try to ask him if all of the offensive players already have the new playbook and are studying it. Would really appreciate knowing what the deal is...Go Canes

EVERY ONE GOT GOOD PLAYERS AND IN A FEW YEARS WE WILL SEE WHO HAS GOTTEN GREAT PLAYERS FROM THIS CLASS. IT IS A SHAME THAT COLLINS IS HAVING THE PROBLEMS HE IS HAVING BUT IT DOES LOOK AS IF HE TOLD HIS MOM ONE THING AND THEN TURNED AROUND AND DID SOMETHING ELSE WITHOUT CONSIDERING EVERYTHING. FOR HER TO TAKE THE NSL SHE HAD TO KNOW THAT IF HE DOESN'T SEND IT IN SIGNED THEN IT'S NOT OFFICIAL AND CAN BE STOPPED. FOR HER TO NOT WANT HIM TO GO TO ARKANSAS IS HUGE, IT MAY HELP MIAMI IF SHE CAN SHOW HIM THE IMPORTANCE OF HIM STAYING CLOSE TO HOME. IF IT IS SIMPLY BECAUSE SHE DON'T WANT HIM TO GO THAT FAR AWAY THAN THE KID WILL STILL END UP IN FAYETTEVILLE. RUMOR HAS IT THERE MAYBE AN ILLNESS COULD BE THE REASON. THE CANES WILL BE FINE ANYWAY AND I THINK GOLDEN HAS DONE OUTSTANDING JOB CONSIDERING THE CIRCUMSTANCES(NCAA). ALL IS NEEDED NOW IS A 10/11 WIN SEASON AND A VICTORY OVER ONE OF THE TWO(FLA/FLA. ST) AND GOLDEN WILL DOMINATE FLA RECRUITING. GO CANES 2013 ACC CHAMPS !!!

The say alex collins runs 4.45 in the forty, his Mom must run a 4.3,she done snatched up that man's loi and dipped out and he can't catch her, so he doesn't have one to send in yet, lol.

WHAT'S UP CANES BRETHREN!!!!

I'm happy as hell with what we pulled. All those flip floppers did what we all knew they would do. But we got the solid guys that will come and fortify our squad.

Offense

#4 WR Stacey Coley FL..(6'1" 175lbs)

#7 DE Al-Quadin Muhammad NJ..(6'4" 225lbs.)

#10 CB Artie Burns FL..(6' 183lbs 4.5-40)

#5 QB-PP Kevin Olsen NJ..(6'3: 196lbs.)

#4 TE-H Standish Dobard LA..(6'5" 235lbs 4.6-40)

Defense

#11 OLB Jermaine Grace FL.

#40 ATH Jamal Carter FL..(6'1" 175lbs.)

#57 RB Augustus Edwards NY..(6'1" 222lbs, 4.5-40)

#61 OT Alex Gall OH..(6'5" 295lbs)

#60 DT Hunter Knighton NJ..(6'5" 295lbs. 5.0-40)

This just in... Alex Collins's mother has been spotted on I95 in a white bronco.... More news next...

This is a damn good class. Throw this on top of what we already have coming back and those that already signed earlier and have enrolled already.

Devante Bond....JUCO LB..(6'3" 230lbs 4.7-40)
Ufomba Kamalu....JUCO DE..(6'5" 280lbs)
Ray Lewis III....ATH..(5'9" 192lbs)
Sonny Odogwu....OL..(6'8" 308lbs)
Beau Sandland...JUCO TE..(6'6" 250lbs. 4.6-40)

I think we did well and the day isn't even over yet. C'mon haters and punks I was expecting so much more from you all. You guys let me down lol. Guess it sucks that the ncdoublaholes fumbled their investigation against us and now have to investigate themselves and now on top of that shitpiro's lawyer now has the FL law ethics board on her a55 for taking payments from the ncdoublaholes for information that they would never had been able to obtain legally since they're not a governing body and have no subpoena power whatsoever. Now say it with me....

I SAY IT'S GREAT

TO BE

A MIAMI HURRICANE!!

IT'S GREAT

TO BE

A MIAMI HURRICANE!!!

AHHH SWEET SWEET MUSIC.

2013 AND GOLDEN IS LEADING THE WAY!!!!

I'm i Love with alex collins Mom, goonstress!

calvin: coolins will be at arkansas after he calms his mother down...bret bielema will also offer comfort...i dont see alex all of a sudden being able to change his emotions and be able to embrace going to UM after all of this....besides I think they were able to sell him on the fact that he is an exceptional talent that can compete with alabamas, old miss etc RB's....

it dosent make sense for him to get lost in the obscurity of the ACC...plus shannon is there...he wants to go to arkansas....this is all his mom

Man, collins wants to be able to cash those sec money orders. His Mother doesn't appreciate him going with the money right now.

"we got the top 2 DBS in FL" per Domasse deluded mind.
Funny how U say Ur DB's are ranked #1 and #2 U dreamer
Miami CB Artie Burns is ranked 15th. Rivals and 10th ESPN
Florida signed 5-Star CB Vernon Hargreaves III ranked Consensus Top # 1 Rivals and ESPN Cornerback from Florida.
Clemson signed CB Mackensie Alexander from Florida Rivals # 7 corner ESPN # 2 Corner
Miami Safety Jamal Carter Rivals # 21 Safety and overall #40 ATH. ESPN

Florida signed Safety 4-Star Keanu Neal ESPN #6 Rivals #7
Florida signed Safety 4-Star Marcell Harris ESPN #7 Rivals #8
Florida signed Safety 4-Star Nick Washington ESPN #11 Rivals

That's 4 GATOR DB's, ALL from Florida that are ranked way above Ur "top 2 DBS in FL".
If U want to be taken seriously get Ur facts straight U lying fool.

olsen.....I finally get a 10 yard pass completion but only after half time...I then run out of the pocket on almost every play but first have to fumble the snap then trip on my own feet......

olsen - heisman material

Is Miami after any other kids?

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