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Central star RB Dalvin Cook signs grant-in aid agreement with Miami, but it's not a done deal yet

Miami Central standout Dalvin Cook, ranked as the No. 2 running back in the country by 247Sports, signed a grant-in aid agreement with the Hurricanes Wednesday along with teammates Joseph Yearby and Trevor Darling.

But before you go throwing a party Hurricanes fans,  understand this doesn't mean Cook, still a University of Florida commitment, will definitely be a part of Miami's 2014 signing class along with Yearby and Darling (longtime UM verbal commitments).

All this means is UM is now obligated to honor their scholarships, unlike the scenario for a traditional recruit who offers a non-binding verbal commitment. All three players are not tied to UM and could enroll elsewhere or sign a binding letter of intent with a different school as well. 

On the plus side, UM is no longer limited by NCAA regulations that restrict in-person contact with Cook. That includes phone calls and home visits.

Cook (5-11, 190) met with UM coaches earlier this week and told Miami Herald High School Sports Writer Andre Fernandez the experience was "eye-opening" because he finally got a chance to sit down and really see how strongly UM wants him.

"In person you really see what people are all about," Cook said. "I think there is definitely a strong possibility Joe and I still end up playing together at the next level." 

Cook also is still strongly considering Florida State. Central coach Roland Smith said Wednesday night at practice he wouldn't be surprised if Cook also signed a financial aid agreement with the Seminoles and Gators if he hadn't already.

Central is preparing for a Class 6A state semifinal showdown this week against Daytona Beach Mainland. Yearby, who is close with Cook, was lost for the season last week and had surgery Wednesday for a broken right fibula. Yearby told The Miami Herald he expects to be ready for spring football.

All three players plan on enrolling in college in January.

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U cant compare Ohio St. as even when Tressel got fired and the interim coach took over, THAT ROSTER WAS LOADED With Talent, and Meyer inherited a great roster.

Golden took over a team in shambles, and then shapiro mess. Id say 20-30 kids at Ala, Ark, FSU,UF, and a few other places would b on the U roster right now. We are #3 on espn and #4 on Rivals, and thats W/o Getting COok, maybe Dixn, and can ANYONE MENTION THE STUD ERMON LANE FROM HOMESTEAD?? WHy go to UF? Muschump is 1 yr from being fired, and then what?

We need Dixon and LAne, Cook, and 2-3 Speedy LBs, ----if you go on espn.com list, our DLINE IS LOADED

The Darrion Ownens kids was just put on the espn 300 and has moved from Safety to LB, so a nice high 4 star on espn but 3 star on rivals.

Kevin Olsen needs to win the job next year .as if he cant beat out a 2 star Senior, then he was overrated, HE has had a full year by next year

we are 2 CLASSES BEHIND FSU and DUMBO---------If goldie can bring in 30 kids at top 3 rank, and next year 20-25 kids at a top 5 class, then the team will be loaded

TALENT DOES MATTER.......Jimmy Johnsons 1st year, he went 8-5 FYI and people WANTED TO RUN HIM OUT OF MIAMI

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