DL Makes UM Commitment

Millville, N.J. standout defensive lineman Dwayne Hendricks was one of the first players at his position to be offered by the University of Miami. It happened last spring and Hendricks remained a priority all year.

He took an unofficial visit to Miami the weekend of the Florida game back in early September and then took his official visit to UM this past weekend. He's very high on the Hurricanes.

"Miami's a great place," he said. "I like the coaches and the players there. They have a strong tradition of winning and they produce a lot of great defensive linemen."

Hendricks, 6-3 and 250 pounds, also took recruiting trips to Iowa, Michigan, and Virginia. He ended up committing to the Hurricanes when head coach Larry Coker made a visit to his school last week.

"Michigan was really fun," he said. "They had like 112,000 people there when I went. It's amazing that many people go watch them play. They really support their team. It's a nice school and I got along with the players. They bring in guys from everywhere. Iowa was a little different. They didn't have as many people (at the game) but they're very supportive. I liked Iowa a little more because there were more players from Jersey there and I think I fit in a little better."

However, Hendricks felt that UM was the best situation for him in the end.

"I feel like it's a place that I can fit in and be successful," he said. "Miami just knows how to win. Everyone loses some games but they have done pretty well lately."

Hendricks is a full academic qualifier.

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