Things are starting to heat up for the head coach Al Golden and the Miami Hurricanes.
They landed their kicker over the weekend when 2-star prospect Drew Galitz committed to the Hurricanes. Then, on Monday, the Hurricanes added their 14th verbal commitment in the class of 2015 when 3-star strong side defensive end Jamie Gordinier gave his pledge to the Hurricanes.
“I called coach Al Golden an hour ago and told him,” Gordinier told Ryan Bartow of 24/7 Sports Monday night. “He was pumped. He was walking around the office trying to find other coaches to tell but all of them had already left.”
The 6’4, 235-pound Gordinier attends Red Bank Catholic High School in Red Bank, New Jersey. He is ranked as the country’s 45th-best strong side defensive end prospect, the 21st-best overall prospect in the state of New Jersey and the 867th-best overall prospect in the class of 2015, according to 24/7 Sports’ composite rankings.
Gordinier chose the Hurricanes over offers from the Boston College Eagles, Central Florida Knights, Cincinnati Bearcats, Connecticut Huskies, Duke Blue Devils, Nerbaska Cornhuskers, North Carolina State Wolfpack and Syracuse Orange, among others, but had it narrowed down to three schools.
“I chose Miami over Boston College and Duke,” Gordinier said. “Miami has the combination of football and academics I’m looking for. They have a great Business program and I think I have a future in that. I love where it is. I want to play college football down south. Its beautiful there and a perfect fit.”
The Hurricanes’ class now ranks third in the ACC and 10th nationally.