Newly minted three-star outside linebacker Terry McCray remains solid to Miami despite earning recent offers.
McCray says he picked up a new offer from USF earlier this month and Minnesota is keeping in touch. The Gophers were among his finalists before selecting the 'Canes. The Big Ten program landed defensive back Tyrone Carter from McCray's school and Carter went on to win the Thorpe Award during his time in the Twin Cities.
However, McCray grew up a UM fan and the opportunity was too good to pass up. McCray said, "It's always been my school. It was overwhelming at first. I wanted to commit right away, but I waited and I finally did it."
The hard-hitting linebacker saw his stock rise over the spring and summer during the off-season camp circuit. He reported new offers from Tulane and West Virginia amongst others.
A big reason he decided to commit ahead of schedule was the persistence of the UM staff. He said, "Al Golden's effort to bring all the young talent and keep everybody from Florida at The U. I wanted to be a part of that."
Miami is ranked No. 4 in the Rivals.com team rankings due in large part to a heavy focus on local players from the Sunshine State.
McCray weighed in this year's recruiting class. He stated, "I think if we all stayed we can be back and running just like how Alabama and LSU is right now."
As a junior, he racked up 113 tackles and 13 sacks. He doesn't have any plans to take any official visits and says he is 100% to the Hurricanes.