The Miami Hurricanes have become known for producing top tight ends. Bubba Franks, Jeremy Shockey and Kellen Winslow Jr. all made a big splash in college and have bolstered Miami's reputation as Tight End U. After watching Greg Olsen haul in pass after pass in Monday night's game against Florida State, Richmond (Va.) Huguenot tight end Dedrick Epps felt it was time to make his commitment.
"Dedrick committed to Miami," said Huguenot head coach Richard McFee. "He had 32 written scholarship offers and visited each of the schools he was interested in before deciding. He knew he wanted to play where it's warm and he's always been a big Miami fan."
Epps, a 6-foot-4, 227-pounder, also plays defensive end but the 'Canes want him as a tight end according to his coach.
"They saw him at camp this summer and he ran a 4.5 in the 40," said McFee. "They liked the way he moves for such a big kid."
Epps is currently ranked as a defensive end (No. 8 at weakside) and is the No. 11 player in the state of Virginia. His teammate, wide receiver Ke'Mon Bailey is also interested in Miami."
"Don't be surprised if Ke'Mon commits there soon as well," said McFee. "They're very interested and he and Dedrick are good friends."
McFee also dropped another nugget about a top prospect in Virginia.
"I wouldn't be shocked if Percy Harvin ended up at Miami either," he said. "These kids all talk to each other."