On Monday, Winter Park (Fla.) DE Trent Harris verbally committed to the University of Miami, becoming the Hurricanes’ 25th pledge in the 2014 class.
Harris, (6-2, 226) chose the Hurricanes over Ohio State and the University of Florida and made his announcement at the Orlando Sentinel offices.
While many thought that the young pass-rusher would choose the Gators, Harris decided that Miami was the best place to be. On why he chose UM, Harris told the Orlando Sentinel, “It was very difficult…extremely difficult. I liked Florida since I was little, but I’m not little anymore. I needed to make a grown man’s choice of what to do and what will be best to further my abilities. Florida just wasn’t going to work out for me and so Miami is the best choice.”
With just over 20 offers, Harris, a consensus 4-star prospect, is rated the No. 14 WDE and the No. 32 prospect in the state of Florida (247Sports).
In his junior year, Harris totaled 50 tackles and 11 sacks.
The Hurricanes currently have the No. 5 2014 recruiting class and Harris becomes the eleventh defensive pledge joining Travonte Valentine (Hialeah, Fla.), Chad Thomas (Booker T. Washington), Juwon Young (Albany, GA.), Darrion Owens (Orange Park, Fla.), Dalvon Stuckey (Pearl River C.C.), Ryan Mayes (Northwestern), Nigel Bethel (Booker T. Washington), Mike Smith (Northwestern), Dennis Turner (Dillard), Terry McCray (Ely) and Demetrius Jackson (Booker T. Washington).