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June 21, 2013

Olsen's court date switched; Canes add former Homestead High d-lineman to 2013 class

Incoming freshman quarterback Kevin Olsen, issued three summons for leaving the scene of an accident, failure to report an accident and careless driving on May 25th in his hometown of Wayne, N.J., has had his court date moved both on the calendar and on the map.

Olsen was supposed to go before a judge in Wayne Municipal Court Thursday,  but according to a court administrator Olsen's hearing has been changed to Haledon Municipal Court on July 1 at 4:30 p.m. after both Wayne judges recused themselves.

The police report, obtained by The Miami Herald last month, cited a witness, whose name was redacted from the report, saying that he saw Olsen’s black Jeep backing away from a tree that he hit with the vehicle. The witness said the driver exited his vehicle, surveyed the damage, got back in and hit another car parked on the road while leaving the scene — narrowly missing the witness.

“At this point the driver exited the car again and walked away from the scene,” according to the report. The report cited that the witness said the driver’s “face appeared to be bloodied” and that he “appeared to be under the influence of ‘something.’"

UM's sports information department said Olsen is expected to begin classes at UM next week. Coach Al Golden told WQAM's Joe Rose last month he's confident the situation will not impact Olsen's future.


Julio Derosier, a former three-star defensive end out of Homestead High who played for College of the Sequoias in California last season and is expected to be a part of UM's incoming 2013 recruiting class, said by phone Friday he will not finish summer classes until July 31st and thus won't arrive in Coral Gables until the fall.

Derosier (6-6, 265 pounds) doesn't have a lot of football experience according to his former high school coach Bobby McCray, but has a lot of upside.

Derosier had 15 tackles for loss in five games in 2012, but missed part of the season with a foot injury. He missed all of his senior year at Homestead High with the same foot injury according to McCray and then sat out his freshman year in college. McCray said Derosier had just one college offer coming out of high school -- from Gardner-Webb.

"I went down to Coral Gables last week when he came down for his visit and saw him again," McCray said. "He's just a big kid with a motor that does whatever it takes to get better. He's going to help Miami."

Derosier, who is currently living in Texas with his brother and taking college courses there, said his focus right now is getting his undergraduate work out of the way so when he gets to UM he can focus just on his major. He will be classified at UM as a redshirt sophomore.

"I just want to take care of business so when the season starts I don't have all this pressure on me with those undergrad classes," he said. "But I'm also still working hard on my body. I'm preparing it for the next level."

UM's sports information staff said Derosier has signed a financial aid agreement/scholarship to attend the school.