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Welcome to the U, Patrick Bethel

A Canes legacy and a talented player in his own right, Vero Beach DE Patrick Bethel committed to Miami just after his official visit.

Legacy recruit Patrick Bethel is the latest player to commit to the Canes.
Legacy recruit Patrick Bethel is the latest player to commit to the Canes.

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.

Who committed? Well, since you asked...

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.

Pat and Randy Bethel

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 joins Jaquwan Nelson, and Joseph Jackson as DL commits in this class. Bethel will be an Early Enrollee, and be on campus in Coral Gables to start his collegiate career on January 7th.

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:

Welcome to the U, Patrick!