Recruiting: Canes’ Land Late 2013 Commit

With signing day ending a week ago, Miami added a late addition to their 2013 class in Nashville, TN. four-star RB Cornelius Elder.

Sept 15 2012; Miami Gardens, FL, USA; Miami Hurricanes mascot Sebastian the Ibis, players and head coach Al Golden enter the field before a game against the Bethune Cookman Wildcats at Sun Life Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Robert Mayer-USA TODAY Sports

Elder (5-10, 170), who plans on playing both football and basketball while at UM, is rated the No. 8 athlete in the country and the No. 207 prospect overall (247Sports).

According to 247Sports, Miami began recruiting Elder early on but hadn’t actively recruited the 2-sport star as signing day drew to an end.  When signing day came and went, UM head coach Al Golden and his staff re-entered the picture for Elder’s signature.  Their efforts paid off.

Elder’s head coach, Ricky Bowers, told Barton Simmons of 247Sports:

They (UM) got back in it after signing day.  I think he’s always wanted to go there since he was like five years old.”

Elder held major offers including Ohio State, Nebraska, Auburn, Alabama, Ole Miss and Tennessee ( 247Sports).

During his senior season, Elder rushed for an impressive 2,617 yards and 36 touchdowns.

To watch highlights of Cornelius Elder click here.

Topics: Al Golden, Cornelius Elder, Football, Miami Hurricanes

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