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Welcome to the U, Tirek Austin-Cave

Miami heads back up north for a talented LB from NJ

Miami’s newest commit: LB Tirek Austin-Cave
Miami Athletics via Tirek Austin-Cave’s twitter

The Miami Hurricanes took another step toward restocking the LB position for the future earlier today when Camden (NJ) 3-star LB Tirek Austin-Cave committed to The U.

Standing 6’1” 203lbs, Austin-Cave is well built for his role as a sideline to sideline LB. He tested very well at The Opening regional, clocking 4.76 in the 40, 4.53 in the short shuttle, and a 33.9” vertical leap. In all, that’s a strong athletic profile for a player who uses that athleticism to great effect on the field.

An incredibly productive player, Austin-Cave stars for Camden, a State Runner-Up last season. Austin-Cave helped lead the Panthers to the State Championship game with a massive season: 162 tackles, 18 TFLs, 1 sack, 3 PBUs, and 1 FF. In a 12 game HSFB season, Austin-Cave averaged 13.5 tackles per game en route to 1st team All-State honors.

For his recruitment, Austin-Cave took official visits to Miami, Minnesota, and West Virginia. Ranked the #22 ILB in the country and the #15 player in New Jersey this cycle, Austin-Cave picked Miami over the other listed schools and a robust offer list of 19 schools.

Austin-Cave is the 3rd LB in Miami’s 2020 recruiting class. He joins 3-stars Alvin Mathis and Corey Flagg at this position in this class for the Canes.

For a better look at the player Miami is getting in Austin-Cave, check out his HUDL highlights below:

Welcome to the U, Tirek!