The Miami Hurricanes landed one of the big frontcourt risers this spring. Donnavan Kirk, a 6-foot-8 power forward out of Beverly Hills (Mich.) Detroit Country Day, committed to the program.
"It came down to Miami, Michigan State, USC and South Florida," Marlon "Smoke" Williamson told Scout.com. "He narrowed it down and eliminated a lot of other programs. All in all, in my opinion, he made a great decision."
The Hurricanes initial interest began at the Peach Jam last summer and from then on out, it never wavered.
"Like every kid, he's a 16-year old kid and Miami showed him attention," Williamson said. "They showed him where he'd fit in. They won early in the year and that helped. They showed him what they wanted to do and then went out and put the illustration behind it. I think Michigan State and Miami, at the end of the day, were his top two."
The commitment is a strong one for the Canes. Coming off a season that saw them win an NCAA game and score a big commitment from DeQuan Jones, now they own another Top 100 prospect in 2009.
"I think Michigan State did a great job with him, they get big kudos. At one point, we all thought he was going to Michigan State. Both staffs did a tremendous job. At the end of the day Miami won the race. Coach Fernandez and Coach Haith were wonderful."
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