Newton picks the Hurricanes

Miami scored their second commitment of the week, this time reeling in's No. 54 overall recruit -- JaQuan Newton.

JaQuan Newton, a four-star prospect out of Philadelphia (Pa.) Neumann-Goretti, committed to Miami on Wednesday.

"I just felt that it was the best decision for me," Newton told "The style of play they play [stood out]. They were No. 2 in pick and rolls and that's my game. I like the way coach L coaches. I can help them be successful."

"He just thought within their offense and how they utilize their guards on and off the ball and with the ball screens it would be an advantage for him and his skill set and being able to get in the lane," Neumann-Goretti coach John Mosco said.

Newton had recently narrowed his list of schools to Miami, Minnesota, Oregon, Syracuse, Texas A&M and UCLA. He was planning to take visits, but opted to end his recruitment instead.

Miami had been recruiting him since his sophomore year.

"They've been on me since the beginning," Newton said. "I feel like we have a good relationship. They've been recruiting me for so long. They've been there since day one."

"They offered my sophomore summer," he added. "They were at George Mason when I was a freshman and [Chris] Caputo came down and saw me."

The pick up is significant for Miami, who also scored a commitment from James Palmer, a 6-foot-4 shooting guard, earlier in the week.

Newton, a 6-foot-3 guard, is a relentless driver. He has very good speed, is an impressive athlete and sees the floor well. Newton is ranked No. 54 overall in the 2014 class.

To go with Newton and Palmer, the Hurricanes also hold a pledge from Adonys Henriquez in their 2014 recruiting class.

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