On Sunday, Miami hosted the inaugural adidas South Florida Shootout 7-on-7 tournament. This tournament is a team event where more than 300 players from local schools got to come to Coral Gables, see the new facilities, and interact with the staff.
Some had hoped that this event would be a recruiting boon for the Canes, and that proved true on Sunday when 3-star RB Travis Homer (Oxbridge Academy, West Palm Beach, FL) committed to The U.
I'm happy to be committed to the #Miami#Hurricanes— ChiefHomer4 (@travishomer4) May 31, 2015
Homer is a physically gifted player who plies his trade for a new school with a developing football program. His physical abilities were on full display back in February, when the Miami Regional combine for Nike's The Opening was in South Florida.
Homer scored a 126.51 during the testing which includes a 40yd dash, powerball throw, short shuttle, and vertical jump. That mark stood as the national leading score until he was recently passed. Homer's elite SPARQ score now stands 4th for this year.
One the field, Homer is a dynamic player. He runs the ball both inside and outside, and can catch the ball as well. He rushed for 1176 yards and 18 TD while averaging 9.33 yards per carry. And, with the previously-mentioned athleticism, he has the chance to continue to develop at the collegiate level.
The 5-10, 185lb Homer has seen his recruiting profile rise over the offseason after his performance at The Opening Miami Regional. Recently, Miami and Notre Dame were said to be pushing the hardest for him. After today's commitment, it seems Miami was pushing just a bit harder.
Homer committed to Miami over ND, Alabama, Florida State, Auburn, Michigan, and a host of others. Homer is the 4th RB commit in the #Swag16 recruiting class, joining McArthur Burnett, Zack Moss, and Amir Rasul at the position in this class. You can view Homer's HUDL highlights below.