When the Miami Hurricanes began rolling again in the early 2000′s, they became known for their tight ends, among other positions. Whether it was Bubba Franks, Jeremy Shockey, Greg Olsen or most recently, New Orleans Saints’ all-pro tight end Jimmy Graham (who played one year with Miami’s football team after spending four seasons on their basketball team), the Hurricanes seemingly always had a big time tight end.
The Hurricanes hope they found their next great tight end Thursday when 3-star Bowman Archibald gave his pledge to the Hurricanes.
“For what I want to do, what I want to study, what I want to do on the football field, it’s a perfect fit,” Archibald told Matt Baker of The Tampa Bay Times. “I went ahead and knocked this out.
The 6’5, 235-pound Bowman, who also could wind up as a defensive end on the next level, is from Dade City, Florida and attends Pasco High School.
Bowman is ranked as the 19th best tight end prospect, the 86th best overall prospect in the state of Florida and the 715th best overall prospect in the class of 2015, according to 24/7 Sports’ composite rankings.
Archibald chose the Hurricanes over offers from the Auburn Tigers, Florida Gators and Oregon Ducks, among others.