Miami Hurricanes National Signing Day: DT Nesta Silvera

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Nesta Silvera, a four-star defensive tackle recruit, being looked at by many schools, announced today that he’s committed to the Miami Hurricanes. Silvera, who is from Plantation, Florida will no doubt be seeing the field quickly.

The newest Miami Hurricanes signee played his high school ball at powerhouse American Heritage in Plantation, Fl, where several 2018 top recruits played.

Silvera was a part of a foursome of high-level recruits with the Patriots. Defensive end Andrew Chatfield signed with Florida and defensive backs Patrick Surtain Jr signed with Alabama and Tyson Campbell with Georgia.

"While some of his high school teammates like Surtain and Campbell chose SEC schools, Silvera ultimately chose to stay home. “Miami is home,” Silvera told reporters. “It’s the crib, you know? Why not stay home and make the crib great?”"

Though smaller than fellow defensive tackle and Miami Hurricanes 2018 commit Jordan Miller, Silvera brings an athletic build, coming in at 6″2 and weighing 295 lbs. During his senior year at American Heritage, Silvera had a monster season, recording 107 tackles and 12 sacks.

The Plantation native racked up countless FBS offers, along with Florida. The New Head Coach in Gainesville, Dan Mullen and the Gators made a late push to sign Silvera, ultimately falling short. Silvera visited UF on January 19 and made Miami his final visit jus this past weekend.