“Full Speed Ahead” has been the Hurricanes’ mantra through this whole NCAA ordeal, and it appeared to be more than appropriate Tuesday after the football team added another big commitment to its 2014 signing class.
UM landed a nonbinding oral pledge from 6-4, 340-pound defensive tackle Michael Wyche out of East Los Angeles College. Wyche, rated a three-star recruit, had been committed to USC.
“It’s funny, because I didn’t even know about the NCAA stuff [Tuesday],” Wyche told Canesport.com. “I committed, and then the coaches told me about it. They were like, ‘Today is an exciting day.’ I was like, ‘Why?’ And they said, ‘Because now we are moving forward from the NCAA.’ ”
Wyche told Canesport he plans to enroll at UM in January, and that he is a Cane because “Miami just seemed like a better fit as far as what I need. They’re giving me a chance to come in and compete for a starting job. And they need more help. Hopefully, I can give them the help they need.”