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Dent changes his mind; Glashen to Syracuse

One of the University of Miami’s top commitments has decided to change his mind and head in the other direction while Syracuse continues to make south Florida a destination.

Greg Dent, the versatile Glades Central defensive back/receiver who verbally committed to the University of Miami earlier this month, changed his mind and went with a program that many had felt that he would head to all along.

The impressive Dent, who had watched his stock rise more than any other player in Florida in the past 10 months, spent his Thanksgiving Day changing his mind and will now be headed to Tallahassee and the Florida State Seminoles.

Many had speculated that the 5-11, 185-pound Dent wanted to play receiver at the next level.

“They offered me at receiver and I had been expecting that to happen,” Dent said. “I didn’t want to play defense. They knew I wanted to play receiver, so they told me I could.”

As a receiver, Dent caught 35 passes for 899 yards and 10 touchdowns during the regular season. He also grabbed two interceptions and had a pair of special teams touchdowns.

For Carol City’s Gareef Glashen, the opportunity to play in the Big East for a program like Syracuse was something that was too good to pass up.

One of the emerging players in Miami-Dade County the past two years, Glashen (5-11, 182) follows two other south Floridians to play for a program that is starting to turn the corner.

Coach Doug Marrone and the Orange received a commitment from University School defensive lineman Max Beaulieu a few weeks after his teammate, Brice Hawkes announced that he would be attending Syracuse.

“This is a huge opportunity for me,” said Glashen, one of the fastest (4.4) players in Miami-Dade County this season. “There was so much to like about this program and the coaches. I love the direction they are headed in.”

Glashen chose Syracuse over Colorado State, Utah State and Tennessee State.

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