Miami Gardens Carol City High School receiver Kevaughn Dingle’s goal is to eventually help bring the University of Miami back to the forefront of college football.
Although he will not be playing for the ‘Canes until next year, he is already focused on getting himself ready for the next level. Dingle does not consider himself an early bird, but lately he has been. His coaches have been holding 8 a.m. practices to prepare the team for the upcoming season and to help get some players accustomed to life at college.
"I start my day around 6 o’clock in the morning and end my day around 8 or 7," Dingle said. "I basically grind the whole day."
Hurricanes fans have often wondered why local recruits do not show the same passion as they do when it comes to the University of Miami.
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Dingle has been dreaming about running through the smoke and onto the field with a Miami jersey on since he was kid.
"I chose Miami, because I want to keep the legacy going from Carol City to Miami," Dingle said. "Miami has produced a lot of greats, and I want to be a part of that."
Dingle plans to visit Miami soon to observe how they practice.
"I want to watch all the receivers and see how they are looking," Dingle said. "I want to see what I can produce, and what I can help bring to get Miami back to where it was."
Dingle stressed that there are many reasons he committed to Miami, but the opportunity to be a part of the group that brings the swag back to The U was what sold him. Since then, he has been the one trying to sell Miami.
"I’m trying to get my teammate De’Andre Wilder on board," Dingle said. "I talk to him every other day about coming to Miami. I say we can build a legacy at Miami, let’s keep it going. I really don’t go too deep, to push him or force him. At the end of the day he’s going to do what is best for him and his family."
Like most Hurricanes fans, Dingle is excited about the new-look stadium and the possibility of calling it home.
"If this opportunity follows through I would be very blessed, because I would be playing at the college level, but in an NFL stadium," Dingle said.