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Miami Lands Local TE/WR, Hurricane Legacy, Michael Irvin Jr.

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All things have pointed to Miami in recent weeks for Michael Irvin Jr. The son of all-time Hurricanes’ and Dallas Cowboys great Michael Irvin Sr. transferred over the summer from Prestonwood Christian in Plano, Texas, to St. Thomas Aquinas in Broward County following in his father’s footsteps.

As of Monday the Class of 2016 tight end/wide receiver took another step towards following in his father’s footsteps verbally committing to the Canes and head coach Al Golden.

The 6-foot-3, 220-pound, pass-catching threat tore it up in the Dallas area over the past three years, amassing 2,784 yards on 224 catches with 34 touchdowns. Prestonwood played in back-to-back state championship games the past two seasons but Irvin wanted to test himself against some of the best competition in the nation and decided to transfer to the Miami area high school.

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Before he left the state of Texas the 3-star prospect had 13 scholarship offers, choosing the Hurricanes over Michigan, Syracuse, Central Florida, Wake Forest, N.C. State, SMU, South Florida, Idaho, Bowling Green, North Texas, and Georgia.

St. Thomas Aquinas is absolutely loaded with FBS-caliber talent again this year. At least 11 players are expected to sign on National Signing Day with five players already verbally committed to FBS programs; Irvin (Miami), WR Sam Bruce (Miami), CB Dontye Carriere-Williams (Cincinnati), DB Frank Coppet (Vanderbilt), and WR Dominic Thieman (Illinois).

The recruit from St. Thomas Aquinas everyone is waiting on to commit is 5-star defensive end Nick Bosa, brother of Ohio State standout defensive end joey Bosa. The younger Bosa has offers from Alabama, Clemson, Notre Dame, South Florida, Ohio State, Boston College, Florida State, Florida and Miami.

Miami now has 22 verbal commitments to their 2016 recruiting class.

— Written by Ryan Wright, who is part of the Athlon Contributor Network and an established media professional with more than two decades' worth of experience. Over the years, Wright has written for numerous sites and publications and he recently started his own recruiting site, www.recruitingnewsguru.com. Follow him on Twitter @HogManinLA.