Mark Richt and his new coaching staff made Bergenfield, New Jersey tight end Jovani Haskins a priority right away last month. At 6-foot-4 and 235 pounds, Haskins ended the recruiting process Thursday night by announcing his commitment.
"I'm Proud To Say That I Am Committing To The University Of Miami," Haskins said.
The talented tight end prospect was first offered by Al Golden's staff back in April. He ended up getting recruited like a three-star prospect with offers from schools like Pittsburgh, Ole Miss, and North Carolina.
His first visit, back in September, went to Virginia Tech and they were considered the team to beat for awhile since he took a few unofficial visits there over the summer. West Virginia seemed to jump in the lead in early December following an unofficial visit there.
That's when Richt and his new staff - including tight ends coach Todd Hartley - stepped in and made a difference. Haskins visited Miami last weekend and then received a home visit from Richt and Hartley earlier this week. That sealed the deal.
Haskins is now one of two tight end commitments in this class, as Michael Irvin Jr. is also expected to begin his college career at tight end.