November 6, 2007

NEW COMMIT: Add another QB to the class

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The Hurricanes will make room for another quarterback in this class.

With Jacory Harris and Taylor Cook already committed, Hargrave prep school's Cannon Smith gave his word to coach Randy Shannon today.

"I committed to Miami," said Smith, whose father, Fred, is founder and CEO of FedEx. "I told him that I was going to come there. We talked for a little bit, had a real nice conversation. I got a chance to talk to the other coaches recruiting me and let them know. So now we're ready to go.

"(Shannon) just seemed real excited. We talked about a bunch of things, talked about some logistic things as far as getting all my paperwork down there. This is a done deal."

Smith says he's spoken regularly with offensive coordinator Patrick Nix and that "I've built a good relationship with him. I really like him, like his game plans."

Smith will arrive in January. He's generally considered the nation's top prep school quarterback.

With UM struggling at quarterback, can he start right away?

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