Jawon Hamilton was offered when former interim head coach Larry Scott was leading the way. He committed to the Canes almost right away. That's no longer the case, he announced today.
"I would like to announce that I'm de-committing from the University of Miami," Hamilton said. "From here on out I'm going to open back up my recruiting and move forward with the process and make the decision that's best for me. Thanks for giving me the opportunity."
At 5-foot-9 and 180 pounds, Hamilton is a running back prospect from South Dade High in Homestead. At the time of his commitment to the Hurricanes he also held offers from schools like UCF, Kansas, FIU, Temple, and Western Kentucky. He has January visits scheduled to UCF, FIU, and Kansas.
Scout's Corey Bender reported Monday that he has not spoken to any UM coach since Mark Richt took over a month ago so it's very clear that Richt decided not to honor Hamilton's scholarship offer.
This is the second running back to drop from Miami's class since Richt took over. Zach Moss was the first one. Four-star Travis Homer remains committed, and is fully expected to sign with the Hurricanes next month.