Hurricanes get new commit

The Hurricanes received a new commit from a Clint Hurtt-recruited South Florida wide receiver. Read on to find out who it is and why he made the move.

Travis Benjamin is now a Hurricane.

The Belle Glades Central High School wide receiver made his commitment to the University of Miami on Thursday after a conversation with Hurricanes defensive line coach Clint Hurtt.

"I used my time well and thought about it, and I think Miami will be a good fit for me," Benjamin said. "They can expect me to come in early and give them hard work and dedication. I'm going to work hard."

This is a decision his parents are behind 100 percent.

"They agree with it," Benjamin said. "They were all about whatever decision I wanted to make."

Benjamin (5-foot-11, 165 pounds, 4.45) chose Miami over Florida, LSU, and USF.

"Florida and LSU have really good programs and they are passing schools," Benjamin said. "I was considering South Florida because they are close to home."

Ultimately, Miami was a place that gave him the family atmosphere that he was looking for.

"I was on an unofficial visit during the summer, I love the University, it is like a big family over there," Benjamin said. "I also like the area, there is always a lot of things going on."

What can the Hurricanes expect from Benjamin?

"I will be a positive person and I'll be real physical," Benjamin said.

Benjamin currently has no other in-home or official visits arranged. He plans on enrolling in the summer of 2008 to begin taking summer classes.

"This is it," Benjamin said about his commitment. "I'm done. I spent all of this time to think everything out. I'm done."

During the spring, Benjamin will be preparing for life at Miami.

"I will just be working out and running track," Benjamin said. "I'll run the 100-meter and 4x4."

Benjamin scored an 18 on the ACT and carries a 2.8 GPA. He plans on majoring in criminal justice.


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