Posted by Bryan Fischer
New Miami head coach Al Golden received the commitments from three of the top players in Florida at what could only be described as a very productive Junior Day.
Lauderdale Lakes (Fla.) cornerback Daniel Gray made his commitment at the Miami Under Armour Combine Sunday morning before notifying the coaching staff later in the day at the Hurricanes’ Junior Day. The 5-foot-11, 170 pound Gray is one of the top corners in South Florida and turned in a solid junior year with 26 tackles and two interceptions.
“Today when I attend [Miami’s] Junior Day, I will be committing at the University of Miami,” Gray told the Sun Sentinel. “One-hundred percent that is the school I am going to.”
The news kept getting better for the Hurricanes as the day went on. Despite missing out on Jacoby Brissett in the class of 2011, Golden picked up his quarterback of the future in Gray Crow. The Clearwater (Fla.) signal-caller led his team to an undefeated regular season last year and is on MaxPreps' 2012 Top 100 Watch List.
Miami baseball commit David Thompson of Westminster Christian High in Miami also decided to verbally pledge to play football for the Hurricanes. The Baseball America National Player of the Year, Thompson had been a longtime commit for baseball but the Junior Day festivities gave him the perfect opportunity to add a football commitment as well.
“(Golden) told me he had spoken to (baseball coach) Morris and they agreed I could play both sports. He said I could commit right now if I wanted to,” Thompson told CaneSport.com. “I was on cloud nine. I couldn’t really think, I was so happy.”
A quarterback and defensive back, Thompson’s commitment gives Miami eight recruits in their class of 2012.