All 3 Juniors Are Returning

Three Hurricanes announced they will return to school today -- Brandon Linder, Seantrel Henderson, and Curtis Porter.

All three players announced at a press conference today that they will be returning to school for their senior seasons in 2013.

Henderson, a former five-star recruit, will likely enter spring football as the team's starting left tackle.

"I believe that Seantrel is really enjoying his teammates and wants to be a part of bringing the Canes back," Al Golden said. "There is room for growth with respect to Seantrel's game. He has started 18 games in his career, suffered through some injuries, has endured personal tragedy as well as created a number of self-inflicted distractions which we believe he has left in the past. It's essential that he continue to keep trusting our process, make great choices and surround himself with the right people. If he does this, the sky is the limit for Seantrel."

Linder, a former four-star recruit, has been the team's starting right guard the last couple seasons and will likely enter 2013 as one of the league's best at what he does.

"We're blessed to have Brandon returning to our football team," Golden said. "He has clearly grown over the last year and has been a beacon of consistency for our student-athletes during an extraordinarily turbulent time. He's not only the most experienced Miami Hurricane having started 29 games in his career, possessing at 24 consecutive games started streak, but he is a tremendous student and one of our finest leaders."

Porter, a former three-star recruit, has struggled with injuries most of his career but is hoping to stay healthy and have a banner senior season.

"He exhibited to everyone associated with our program a glimpse of what he can become," Golden said. "Curtis is talented - he's smart, strong, powerful and explosive yet has room for development on and off the field. If he continues to trust his coaches, cultivates his position skills and develops consistency in his daily approach to football, he will undoubtedly develop into the type of player he wants to become. Our hope is that Curtis will start to 'enjoy the journey' as he deserves this opportunity and every measure of good fortune in 2013. We're excited that he will be joining us for his final year."


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