Miami made a late run at Pickens, who had been committed to Auburn for nearly 18 months. There was some interest, and Pickens even took an Official Visit to Coral Gables, but Miami’s late push wasn’t enough to pry him away from the team to whom he had been committed for so long.
While Miami looked to be the team best in position to flip the talented WR, it was Kirby Smart and Georgia who swooped in at the 11th hour and got Pickens. Wow. Those dudes in Athens are KILLING IT on the trail. Sheesh.
For Miami, Neptune Beach (FL) Duncan U. Fletcher 4-star WR Jeremiah Payton is signed and enrolled, and figures now to be the only WR the Canes sign in this class.