Waters plans visits, but knows choice

Herbert Waters verbally committed to hometown Miami last summer, but is exploring his options with the Hurricanes facing potential NCAA sanctions. Will Waters follow teammate James Burgess, a former Miami recruit, to Louisville?

Herbert Waters verbally committed to hometown Miami last summer, but is exploring his options with the Hurricanes facing potential NCAA sanctions.

Waters made an official visit to Louisville last month and the three-star Homestead, Fla., wide receiver plans to visit FIU, Cincinnati and Vanderbilt before signing day. Though he still has three visits upcoming, Waters says he knows where he's going to play in college.

"I'm going to announce my decision Jan. 25 after all my visits," Waters said. "I have (made) my decision but I'm not ready to let everyone know my decision yet until after I take my visits."

Waters visited Louisville last month with teammates James Burgess and Pedro Sibiea. Sibiea committed to Charlie Strong's Cardinals after visiting, and Burgess, a former Miami commit, switched his commitment to Louisville Tuesday after the Semper Fidelis All-American bowl.

Will Waters join his teammates at Louisville? Burgess, Sibiea and current Louisville players from Miami, including freshman quarterback Teddy Bridgewater, the Big East Rookie of the Year, are working on the talented prospect for the Cardinals.

"I recently talked to Teddy Bridgewater and Jamaine Brooks and we had a good conversation," said Waters. "They were telling me about the school and how I should come and change the program and everything."

Waters and Burgess committed to Miami together and have discussed playing together in college. Will Burgess' decision to attend Louisville convince Waters to change his commitment?

"I'm doing what's best for me for my college career," Waters said. "At one point, me and (Burgess) said we were going to the same college. But I have to do what's best for me."

Less than a month from national signing day, Waters admits he's concerned about the investigation of the Miami program and potential sanctions facing the Hurricanes stemming from violations reported by Yahoo! regarding Nevin Shapiro's involvement with the program.

Will the uncertainty surrounding the Miami program impact his decision? "It does (concern me) but it's not something I really worry about," Waters said.


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