Miami has been on a run of getting legacies, recruits whose father played for the Canes, to commit to upcoming recruiting classes.
After having secured the commitments of Scott Patchan (2015 signee), 2018 CB Thomas Burns (Artie's younger brother), and 2016 WR/TE Michael Irvin II, the Canes added to their legacy haul just after the big Official Visit weekend.
It is a great day to be a Cane!!!!! #Swag16— Mark Richt (@MarkRicht) December 15, 2015
Block is ‼️ Great Day to be 6'3" 265 CANE!!!! pic.twitter.com/xrOKi72lhp— Steve Dell (@CoachDell240) December 15, 2015
Vero Beach four-star DE Patrick Bethel has committed to the #Canes.— David Furones (@DavidFurones90) December 15, 2015
Vero Beach 4-star DE Patrick Bethel (6'3" 255lbs) is the latest legacy recruit to follow in his father's footsteps and commit to the Canes. Bethel's father Randy was a Tight End at Miami from 1988-1990, and won a National Championship with the Hurricanes in 1989.
Patrick (L) and Randy Bethel (R) Photo: Palm Beach Post
The younger Bethel is a highly recruited player due to his size (6'3" 250lbs with a frame to support more weight) and skill (36 tackles for loss and 22 sacks in his prep career). Many feel he will be a productive collegiate player.
Bethel committed to Miami over 32 other offers, including Alabama, Auburn, LSU, Florida, Ole Miss, Michigan, Notre Dame, Tennessee, and Virginia Tech. You can view Bethel's HUDL highlights below: