Miami Hurricanes making a move on top corner Patrick Surtain Jr.

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If Silvera and the Miami Hurricanes coaching staff can convince Surtain to flip to UM, it might set off an avalanche of signings from American Heritage. The Patriots also have highly ranked cornerback Tyson Campbell and defensive end Andrew Chatfield.

Asked about the possibility that his four stars could all sign with the Hurricanes, Surtain Sr. said:

"“Of course it’s going to get you excited to see the way those guys have transformed their program and kind of got it back to where it used to be…They’re invigorated and interested in UM. They’ve seen what kind of plays they’re making in the secondary, the way their defense is flying around and the way coach Richt has brought the culture back. Fans are showing up at [Hard Rock] Stadium. It’s reminiscent of the old days. I think guys take heed to that and want to be part of that — not just the guys from our school, but the kids from all around South Florida. They want to bring Miami football back. It’s exciting right now.”"

Junior told the Miami Herald about the ground that his hometown team is gaining in recruiting.

"“They’ve recruited me hard and they’re still in the mix…[Former Heritage coach and current UM defensive backs coach Mike] Rumph and Coach Richt are doing a great job."