Canes get K commitment

The Hurricanes received a commitment from a player at a need position. Read on to find out who and what he loved about his recent official visit.

Jake Wieclaw is a Miami Hurricane.

He reported over a month ago, that he'd make his commitment should his official visit – which happened this weekend – go well.

"This weekend was…awesome," Wieclaw said. "It was 80 degrees and I was able to wear shorts and sandals. I've been loving it down here.

The New Lenox, Illinois native committed to the University on Sunday prior to leaving the University. He'll be enrolling in January.

"I'm fully committed," Wieclaw said with excitement. "I'll be coming down next month. School starts on January 14th and I'll be down there about a week before hand."

This weekend, Wieclaw was hosted by the team's long snapper Ross Abramson and defensive end Calais Campbell.

"They were great guys," Wieclaw said. "I was with those two quite a bit, and I also hung out with quite a few of the offensive lineman."

Wieclaw came away impressed with the atmosphere of the University and the weather.

"I came with my mom and dad, they loved it too," Wieclaw said. "It was great to get away from the cold weather. I heard there is eight inches of snow. Right now, I'm sitting on South Beach and it is 80 degrees, what is there not to like about that?"

He was fond of his visit and tour of campus.

"I loved campus, it was nice," Wieclaw said. "It is very small and close. One end of campus to another is ten minutes tops. Anywhere you want to go on campus is within ten minutes. I visited the business school, there chairs were leather recliners and there was granite countertops. You can't beat that in a classroom."

For Wieclaw, the visit shed some of the negative rumors circulating about the University in the wake of the Sean Taylor murder.

"The coaches are great and all of the players are great guys," Wieclaw said. "It was nothing remotely like the rumors. People say Miami is all about thugs and I'm telling you, I've never met a better group of guys in my life. This is a program that you really want to play for."

Wieclaw was also impressed by his visit to Dolphins stadium.

"We checked out Dolphins stadium, it was awesome," Wieclaw said. "They had a bunch of new renovations in the club area, supposedly over 100 million dollars worth. In the club area, you can't go anywhere without seeing a plasma. Everything was amazing. Everything about the school was absolutely amazing."

The Wieclaws had a chance to meet the Hurricanes Head Coach Randy Shannon as well this weekend.

"He is a great guy, just an amazing guy. He was talking about how big of a family atmosphere it is. I never met any of the guys on the team, but I was treated like family."

Other than family, Wieclaw had some interests at the school as well.

"The weather was for sure great as were the girls," Wieclaw said. "Those two were the main differences from the other schools I've been to along with the family atmosphere."

Overall, Wieclaw is convinced this was the campus made for him. He plans on majoring in either business or education. He is interested in pursuing coaching at some point in his life.

"I couldn't find a single negative. I loved everything about it."

Wieclaw measured in at 6-foot-1, 185 pounds.


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