A few days after the Yahoo! Police attempted to throw some cold water on the University of Miami, indirectly impacting recruiting, the Canes reeled in a big fish Monday morning when four-star cornerback Artie Burns pledged his allegiance to ‘The U’.
Burns, a former Alabama commitment, is a 6-foot-1, 190-pound cornerback out of Miami Northwestern and he chose Miami over LSU, Florida State, Southern Cal and Louisville.
A big reason Burns committed to the hometown team; the fact that UM sends a slew of defensive backs to the NFL, as well as wanting to wind up somewhere that feels like home.
With Miami expected to only sign between 13 and 15 kids in the 2013 class, head coach Al Golden continues cherry-picking quality talent. Burns is the fifth four-star UM has added to this class and he’s currently ranked 69th on the ESPN Top 150 in their recruiting database.
While Burns is committed to UM he has stated that he will take five official visits to the schools in his top five.