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#WelcomeToTheU: Hurricanes Announce 2014 Signing Class

UM releases official signing class

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CORAL GABLES, Fla. – Miami Hurricanes head coach Al Golden announced Wednesday the signing of 26 student-athletes to play football at ‘The U’. Miami’s 26 signees feature 24 high school standouts and nine January enrollees.

Miami’s 2014 signing class is ranked No. 8 by ESPN, No. 9 by Scout, 10 by Rivals and No. 11 by 247Sports.

Among Miami’s 2014 signees are 11 ESPN300 recruits – Joseph Yearby (No. 23), KC McDermott (No. 36), Chad Thomas (No. 65), Brad Kaaya (No. 112), Trevor Darling (No. 115), Trent Harris (No. 133), Anthony Moten (No. 182), Kiy Hester (No. 196), Darrion Owens (No. 246), Darrell Langham (No. 259) and Braxton Berrios (No. 289). Eight of Miami’s 16 signees hail from Miami-Dade County and three from both Broward and Palm Beach counties.

The signing class features nine early enrollees – Berrios, Darling, Harris, Calvin Heurtelou, McDermott, Ryan Mayes, Owens, Yearby and Juwon Young.

The University of Miami has launched the $7 million Football Victory Fund to address the most important needs of the football program. There are a variety of ways to contribute to the Football Victory Fund as well as to Hurricanes Athletics.  For more information on how you can donate and details of the pending projects, please call the Hurricane Club at 305-284-6699 or visit


PLAYER                         POS     HT      WT        HOMETOWN / HIGH SCHOOL (PREVIOUS SCHOOL)

Braxton Berrios                  WR       5-9     181       Raleigh, N.C. / Leesville Road HS

Tyre Brady                          WR       6-3     180       Homestead, Fla. / South Dade HS

Trevor Darling                    OL        6-5     330       Miami, Fla. / Miami Central HS

Marques Gayot                  S           6-1     203       Lake Worth, Fla. / Park Vista Community HS

Trayone Gray                     RB        6-2     210       Miami Gardens, Fla. / Carol City HS

Trent Harris                        DE        6-2     227       Winter Park, Fla. / Winter Park HS

Christopher Herndon        TE         6-4     225       Norcross, Ga. / Norcross HS

Kiy Hester                         S           6-0     201       Wayne, N.J. / DePaul Catholic HS

Calvin Heurtelou                DT        6-3     318       Spring Valley, N.Y. / Spring Valley HS (Scottsdale CC)

Demetrius Jackson            DE        6-5     225       Miami, Fla. / Booker T. Washington HS

Courtel Jenkins                  DT        6-1     315       Jersey City, N.J. / DePaul Catholic HS

Brad Kaaya                         QB        6-4     213       West Hills, Calif. / Chaminade HS

Darrell Langham                WR       6-5     205       Lantana, Fla. / Santaluces Community HS

Nick Linder                         C          6-3     278       Fort Lauderdale, Fla. / St. Thomas Aquinas HS

Ryan Mayes                        DB        6-1     185       Miami, Fla. / Northwestern HS

Terry McCray                     LB         6-3     205       Pompano Beach, Fla. / Blanche Ely HS

KC McDermott                   OT        6-6     301       Wellington, Fla. / Palm Beach Central HS

Anthony Moten                 DT        6-4     292       Fort Lauderdale, Fla. / St. Thomas Aquinas HS

David Njoku                        ATH     6-4     215       Cedar Grove, N.J. / Cedar Grove HS

Darrion Owens                   LB         6-3     217       Orange Park, Fla. / Oakleaf HS

Malik Rosier                       QB        6-2     193       Mobile, Ala. / Faith Academy

Mike Smith                         DE        6-2     210       Miami, Fla. / Northwestern HS

Chad Thomas                     DE        6-5     229       Miami, Fla. / Booker T. Washington HS

Michael Wyche                  DT        6-4     330       Monterey Park, Calif. / Oscar Smith HS (East L.A. College)

Joseph Yearby                    RB        5-9     177       Miami, Fla. / Miami Central HS

Juwon Young                      LB         6-2     227       Albany, Ga. / Albany HS