Hurricanes Add Teraz McCray

The University of Miami football program has received a National Letter of Intent from defensive lineman Teraz McCray of Pompano Beach (Fla.) Ely High School to attend UM on a football scholarship, head football coach Larry Coker announced.

McCray's signing moves the Hurricanes' total of 2003 football signees to 24 as McCray joins the group of 23 student-athletes who signed letters of intent to play football for the Hurricanes on Wednesday.

Traditionally a program that recruits heavily in South Florida while also scanning the nation for top talent, Miami stayed true to that tradition this year. The Hurricanes signed 18 players from the state of Florida including 17 from the Greater Miami area. Miami maintained its status as a national recruiter as the class was geographically diverse with signees from five different states. Two players from Texas, two players from New Jersey and one player each from California and Louisiana had signed on to the Hurricanes football squad. The group includes three Parade All-Americans and 11 SuperPrep All-Americans.

Teraz McCray
DL, 6-0, 285
Pompano Beach, Florida/Ely HS
Explosive and quick defensive tackle prospect who was a dominant player for Ely's state titleists...has bench pressed 325 pounds and has squatted more than 500...has been time at 5.0 in the 40-yard dash...the 2002 Defensive Player of the Year by The South Florida Sun-Sentinel...as a senior in 2002, made 60 tackles and seven quarterback sacks...as a junior in 2001, made 86 tackles and 12 quarterback sacks...a two-time All-District and All-Area selection...chose Miami over Iowa and Mississippi...coached by Steve Davis.

Photo Credit: Annejeanette Wooten

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