Super DB Sets UM Visit

One of the top-rated cornerback prospects in the entire country, this talented defender talks about what he likes most about the Hurricanes, what he and Coach Stoops talk about each week, and the possibility of leaving his home state and coming to UM.

At 6-feet and 180 pounds, Cleveland (Ohio) Glenville standout cornerback Dareus Hiley led his team to the area championship this year.

"We won it," he said. "I played both quarterback and cornerback. I threw 22 touchdowns, scored one on a return, scored six on defense, and I had five interceptions."

Hiley, who is still waiting on test scores, is the type of player that college coaches will wait around for.

"Recruiting's been going real good," he said. "My three trips are Miami (Dec 20), Michigan (Dec 6), and Southern Cal (Nov 29). I'm not sure who else would be in there, maybe Ohio State too."

Hiley talked more about the Hurricanes.

"I like Miami a lot," he said. "What's not to like about them? They started recruiting me recently and when they offered, I told them I'd come down to see what they had to offer. I'm going down there with my teammate [cornerback Donte Whitner]."

Hiley said he speaks often with UM secondary coach Mark Stoops.

"Basically he talks to me about coming down there for a visit and all that," he said. "He said he thinks I'm the type of player that has a chance to make an impact in their defense."

Hiley was asked about the possibility of playing college ball together with Whitner.

"We really haven't talked about that at all," he said. "I think he'll do his thing and I'll do mine. If they're the same, they're the same."

Growing up in Ohio and getting recruited by the in-state Buckeyes, Hiley might naturally favor Ohio State.

"You never know what will happen," he said. "Of course I like Ohio State but that doesn't make them No. 1 or anything. I'm going to take my visits and see where I fit in the best."

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