Miami Recieves Two Verbals
by Franklyn Calle
The University of Miami received a couple of commitments this past week from two young but talented players out of the south. Freshman Ismaila Duada of Miami Choice Academy in Miami and sophomore Yvan Ngirabakunzi of Pine Woods HS in Mississippi both verbally committed to the Hurricanes last week according to multiple sources. Both centers stand at 6-10 and are natives of Africa, Dauda has Nigerian roots while Ngirabakunzi is a Rwanda descent.
Both are ranked nationally according to multiple recruiting services including ESPN who has Duada as the third best center in the nation in the class 2012 and Ngirabakunzi ranked 9th in his position. Also according to ESPN, Duada held an early offer from Mississippi State.
Now days, it’s getting very common for freshmen and sophomores to commit to a college despite the fact that they can’t sign a letter of intent until the fall of their senior year. It has become a trend. We’ll see if these two young prospects will stick to their word for the next few years.