"It started fast and never stopped," Wesley said. "I felt as if I was getting calls from pretty much everyone. The offers were coming and everything."
Some college programs wanted to see the first few games of his senior season before making a decision.
"A lot of coaches talked about that," he said. "I wanted to go out and start strong for my senior year and I feel like I did that."
About midway through the season, Wesley got good news from the University of Miami. He found out the Canes were ready to offer him a scholarship. After a couple months of phone calls and and an in-home visit with some UM coaches, Wesley decided to end the recruiting process by committing to the Hurricanes.
"I just felt like it was the best situation for me," he said. "I grew up rooting for Miami and teams from Florida. I look at Miami and I see a defense that plays with a lot of swagger and confidence. They seem like they're well coached and they play with a lot of speed on defense. That fits my style. I always thought I'd fit in well."
Steven Wesley had an in-home visit with UM coach Tim Walton over the weekend and that sealed the deal.
"I'm going down there for my official visit this weekend," he said. "I really liked Alabama and Ole Miss and even Ohio State but I feel like this is the best situation for me. It's something I've always wanted."
The talented senior, who has already received passing test scores, has cancelled his remaining visit to Florida.
"Now I need to hit the weights hard and begin training," he said. "I know playing time isn't gonna be easy and I'm really gonna have to be prepared. I like competition and I feel like I'll be in a good situation."
Wesley, 6-foot-2 and 235 pounds, finished his senior season with 70 tackles and 10 sacks.
DL Talks About UM Commitment
Canes Time Top Stories
UM Sports Hall of Fame Class of 2017CORAL GABLES, Fla. – The University of Miami Sports Hall of Fame has announced its class of 2017 inductees for the 49th Annual UMSHoF Induction Banquet this coming spring.
Canes TimeYesterday at 10:01 PM
Miami @ Georgia Tech: Game NotesMiami is set to take on Georgia Tech this coming Saturday for their ACC Opener. Read on for some game notes.
Canes TimeYesterday at 9:59 PM
Lead Gift for Indoor Facility AnnouncedCORAL GABLES, Fla. – The University of Miami announced today the largest donation in the history of the Department of Athletics as the lead gift for a state-of-the-art football…
Canes TimeFriday at 8:00 PM
Miami's New 'Legend Of The U' UniformsThe University of Miami unveiled new uniforms for the the football program that resemble the team's looks from the 1980s and 1990s.
UM Unveils New “Legend of the U” UniformsCORAL GABLES, Fla. -- The University of Miami and adidas today unveiled the Hurricanes' new ‘Legend of the U’ Primeknit football uniforms, which will make their debut on Oct. 8…