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Miami (Fla.) Killian standout tight end Dane Guthrie made an early commitment to the University of Miami. The talented senior then went on to have a strong senior season.

"We came up short with our biggest goal and that was getting to states," he said less than a week after losing to Carol City in the state semi finals. "But it was a good run that we had. We just beat ourselves in the end."

Guthrie played both ways this season, catching five touchdowns on offense. He caught the attention of some of his opponents.

"Your boy from Killian was pretty good too," Edison's Jacky Claude said. "I'll give him his props. He is strong and plays hard. They say he's a tight end but he looked pretty good at defensive end when I played against him."

Guthrie, a full academic qualifier, started basketball season on Wednesday.

"We need some big guys so hopefully I can fill that role," he said. "My weight's down to about 239 so I just want to maintain and stay in top shape."

On the recruiting front, Guthrie remains committed to Miami and even took an unofficial visit to UM on Sunday.

"I just went over there to see what was going on," he said. "I talked to the coaches, they were just telling me about my visit and stuff."

The talented tight end is one of three Killian players committed to the Hurricanes. Running back Bobby Washington and cornerback J.R. Bryant also plan to become Canes.

"We're all taking our official visit on the 23rd," he said. "I'm not scheduled to go anywhere else. I don't think Bobby and JR will (visit other schools) either but I'm not sure."

Guthrie had an in-home visit with Rutgers last week and also met with the Florida coaches at school this week.

"They're both talking to me about visiting but I'm committed to UM," he said. "I know UM is looking at the guy from Arizona. I may have to stop by to see what he's talkin about (this weekend when Miller makes his visit to UM)."

Guthrie said he likes the possibility of getting playing time early in his career.

"Kellen Winslow will probably leave," he said. "I mean, he's one of the best players around. With those skills, he should leave. The guy they got from Notre Dame (Greg Olsen) hurt his shoulder and has been out. Kevin Everett will be a senior. I think if I work hard enough, I can come in and play fairly early."

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