Canes land new DL commitment

The Hurricanes landed a defensive line commitment this morning, two days before National Signing Day. Read on for more about it.

Tyreic Martin is now a Hurricane.

"Excited to say that I'm committed to the University of Miami," Martin announced on social media this morning.

At 6-foot-3 and 270 pounds, Martin is a 3-star defensive lineman from Valley High in Alabama.

Martin kicked off his recruitment by making a commitment to Missouri back when new UM defensive line coach Craig Kuligowski was coaching there. When Coach Kool left there and took over Miami's defensive line, two things happened. First, Martin backed off his commitment to Missouri and then the Hurricanes started chasing after him, making it clear Coach Kool still wanted him.

Following his decision to de-commit from Missouri, a handful of schools got into the mix. He took official visits to two others aside from Miami -- South Carolina and Jacksonville State -- before seeing UM and announcing this morning that he'll be signing with the Hurricanes on Wednesday.

Martin, who could play end or eventually moving inside to tackle, becomes Miami's third defensive line commit for the 2016 class. He joins Joseph Jackson and Patrick Bethel, who is already enrolled in school.


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