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UM adds highly-touted Texas WR/TE Derrick Griffin to 2013 signing class

Just when you thought the Canes had wrapped up the 2013 Signing Class, Brennan Carroll's bat signal on Twitter went off again Tuesday evening.

Derrick Griffin, a 6-6, 210-pound receiver from B.F. Terry High School in Rosenberg, Texas who also is a budding basketball star, faxed a signed a National Letter of Intent to Coral Gables Tuesday afternoon, UM's sports information staff confirmed.

Griffin, listed as a four-star receiver by 247Sports and the third-best receiver in the country overall by Rivals.com, becomes the third player to sign with UM after National Signing Day. The 2013 signing class is now up to 19 players total.

His signing comes as a bit of a surprise since he hadn't even officially visited UM yet and had long been a commitment to Texas A&M and was also talking to Auburn. InsideTheU.com reported Griffin will take his official visit to UM this weekend.

"I had a [basketball] tournament down there for AAU and I liked the surroundings," Griffin told 247Sports.com. "I just really liked the area and what they are about as a program. They have sent a lot of top players to the NFL.

"The Miami coaches were really excited when I told them I wanted to commit. They were all yelling and telling me they were happy to have me as a part of their family now. That made me smile."

Griffin finished his senior season with 592 receiving yards and 14 touchdowns on 36 receptions. He has been clocked at a 4.5 in the 40. He also becomes the second wide receiver in UM's 2013 class, joining Broward's top player, Northeast High star Stacy Coley.

Griffin could also end up playing basketball at Miami. Listed as the 26th-best small forward in the country by ESPN, Griffin is reportedly averaging 25 points a game for his high school team.

"This year Miami's basketball team is looking really good," Griffin told InsideTheU.com. "They are No. 2 in the country and they have a real chance to win a National Championship. I want to try and play college basketball too, so that is a big reason why I like them too."

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Kirkland is only a false prophet that the haters have created to bash Golden. Do you think for one moment Gallo (Curse) would be celebrating the signing of an offensive tackle for weeks on end. The moron has even ranted that Golden cost Kirkland a good education, again, have you read where Gallo (Curse) has been repetitively posting how great it is that all the other kids who signed with Miami will be getting a great education? Of course not!

Kirkland had no intentions of signing with Miami and had his heart set on Arkansas, which is okay. He strung Miami along so his announcement would be big news, a 3rd hat on the podium. And guess what—that’s what kids do in today’s world of recruiting.

When dealing with the powers that be. Expect the Unexpected that's what the NCAA is all about. Don't get your hope too high proceed with caution. Please wear your cross The NCAA will suck the life u
Out of you. FREE THE CANES

When dealing with the powers that be. Expect the Unexpected that's what the NCAA is all about. Don't get your hope too high proceed with caution. Please wear your cross The NCAA will suck the life u
Out of you. FREE THE CANES

CHARLES:

WHERE ARE YOU GETTING "NO SANCTIONS" FROM?

is this legit???

great pick up, its funny how elite kids out of state wanna ad there legecy to the U but certain local kids wanna go elsewhere. but talented kids are talented kids i feel we only missed on three kids anyway....stud RB Alex collins, DT jaynard bostwick and Mathrew Thomas

lol @ SeminoleHeights... Excuse the typo. I'm not one to spew back and forth negative posts... The fact is you claimed that recruiting in Florida was not a high priority when the data states that it is. Texas population has +8 million than Florida and California has double the population. Florida has been a football hot bed for decades, not just last year. For you to make the comment… if I may quote you
“Please stop with the "we gotta have Florida talent to win" crap. Football players are atheletes and they are found everywhere. Maybe you would not be able to coach a team with talent from all over the nation, but I bet Golden can. Also, this only kids from Florida thing is straight-up discrimination and it needs to stop. It is not OK to say that we only want white peope at the U. It is not OK to say that we only want women at the U. It is not OK to say that we only want minorities at the U. It is not OK to say that we only want Floridians at the U. That crap is profiling and you wouldn't want someone doing that to you, right?”… By the way you made a typo when spelling athletes and people.
Using the words like discrimination and profiling is a little far-fetched when talking about high school football talent evaluation; was/is my point. If you know the history of Miami football; recruiting Florida heavily is what made the University of Miami… the U! It started with Howard Schnellenberger in 1979 and Jimmy Johnson and Butch Davis kept the momentum going for well over a decade… If you've seen the ESPN documentary on the U and listened to what these coaches said about the football talent here in Florida maybe you’ll get a better understanding on why getting the top players in Florida pays off. I knew it before the documentary… I lived it!

It started with Howard Schnellenberger in 1979 and Jimmy Johnson and Butch Davis kept the momentum going for well over 2 decade…

Up to #15 in recruiting so far and still one scholly to give.

http://insider.espn.go.com/college-sports/football/recruiting/classrankings

Read that wrong on the no sanctions disregard

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