Is Guthrie Wavering On Commitment?

Rumors have been going around in recent days that Miami (Fla.) Killian standout tight end Dane Guthrie may be wavering on his commitment to the University of Miami.

"Nah, that's not true," Guthrie said. "I'm still committed to Miami. I'm going to take my visit there (next weekend) and then I am going to Rutgers on the 30th. I still plan on signing with Miami."

The talented tight end has received visits from UM as well as two others in recent days.

"The coach from Miami was here the other day," he said. "The coach from Florida was here, Rutgers. They all stopped by to talk to me."

Guthrie said the departure of UM coach Rob Chudzinski to the NFL will not have any influence in his final decision.

"He's the coach I've been talking to ever since the spring when I was a junior," he said. "It's OK, though. He has a chance to go into the NFL. I know that's where I want to be someday so I'm sure it was an easy choice for him to take a coaching job there."

Guthrie, 6-3 and 235 pounds, is one of three Killian seniors that made early commitments to the Canes. He talked about the two others -- Bobby Washington and J.R. Bryant.

"Bobby is still committed and he's trying to take night classes so he can qualify," he said. "J.R. said he's going to Florida State but I really don't know for sure what he'll do. I'm going to Miami."

Guthrie is a full academic qualifier.

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