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Top JUCO Kicker commits to Canes as preferred walk-on and will join in the 2016 recruiting class

Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

A lazy Sunday brought some good news to the Canes on the recruiting front.

JUCO K Diego Marquez will be joining the Hurricanes. According to Peter Ariz of, Marquez will be a preferred Walk-On (which doesn't use up a scholarship slot).

Miami got a talented kicker a year ahead of schedule. With the dismissal of Jon Semerene, P Justin Vogel being a senior, and K Michael Badgley being a Junior, depth for the future was needed at this position. Nice get for Todd Hartley here.

Marquez, a 6'1" 200lb right footed kicker, has a good leg. You can see some of his kicks in the films below.

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