Miami just nabbed a preseason victory over the Florida Gators.
The Hurricanes just picked up their 24th oral commitment for the 2014 season: 6-2, 221-pound defense end Trent Harris, a three-star athlete according to rivals.com and 247sports.com, and a four-star athlete according to ESPN.com. (The list of 24 signees doesn't count holdover signee Ryheem Lockley, who is is in prep school and is expected to join the 2014 class).
Harris, who had 50 tackles and 11 sacks as a defensive end last season as a junior at Winter Park, chose the Canes over the Gators and Ohio State.
Earlier in the process, he had narrowed his finalists to UF, Georgia, OSU, Alabama, FSU and Vanderbilt.
He grew up a Gators fan.
"That was my dream as a kid,'' Harris told the Orlando Sentinel, where he announced his decision at about noon Monday. "But I grew up, and I've got to realize what's going to help me the most in my future, and that's the University of Miami.
"Yes sir, the U!'' he concluded in a video.
Before the announcement, he told 247sports.com that he knew what team he was choosing and that he had made up his mind recently.
Oral commitments are non-binding. They do not become official until National Signing Day.
SUSAN MILLER DEGNAN