Canes lose key commitment

The Hurricanes last landed a commitment on August 27th when California offensive lineman Bar Milo jumped on board. Since the season started the Canes have now lost three players from their commitment list with the latest coming from a very good offensive lineman. Read on for the news and the impact.

Leeward Brown's second scholarship offer way back in February was from Miami. South Florida was the first to offer the Miramar High standout but he committed to the Canes soon after landing the offer and visiting the school for Junior Day.

When West Virginia, a school that's landed numerous players from Miramar High in recent years, offered things got more interesting.

Brown, however, re-affirmed his commitment to the Canes in early September.

"I’m solid, I’m one-hundred percent, everything is shut down, I’m not looking at anymore schools," he told's Amy Campbell. "Having my family here (is huge). They push me to do everything. I know if I’m struggling, I know I can always come home. I can always come home to momma. (I want to) have my family at the games."

Nearly two months passed by and Brown no longer calls himself a Hurricane commitment.

"I have decommitted from Miami want to weight my options," Brown said Tuesday night. "I just want to thank the coaches for the opportunity."

Brown has not yet scheduled any official visits and it's unclear whether he'll continue considering the Hurricanes. Since he was widely considered the most college-ready of all seven Hurricane offensive line commitments, it's very likely Miami will continue recruiting him hard.

The reality of the situation is that West Virginia was going to pose a major threat until the end -- whether he was formally committed or not. It seems 50/50 right now heading into the final few months of recruiting season.

Brown, 6-foot-3 and 340 pounds, joins running back Jordan Cronkrite and tight end Bowman Archibald as players who made early commitments to the Canes but backed off since the season started. will continue to monitor the situation in the coming weeks so stay tuned.

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