Top 2014 Recruit Daniel Gresham Loves the Miami Hurricanes

By Chris Cunningham
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When Daniel Gresham decommitted from the Texas Longhorns last month, most expected him to land with one of these three SEC teams: the Alabama Crimson Tide, the Ole Miss Rebels or the Arkansas Razorbacks.

Well, it is looking now like Gresham, the consensus four star running back from All Saints Episcopal School in Fort Worth, Texas, will be taking his talents to South Beach. Fresh off his visit to the University of Miami’s Coral Gables campus, an excited Gresham reportedly stated he “loved” Miami, and that the Hurricanes were “number one” on his list of schools.

This would be a huge coup for Al Golden’s coaching staff. Gresham is a big runner at 5’ 11’’ and 225 lbs. He has a bruising running style and is willing to lower his shoulder for extra yards. However, Miami coaches have been impressed with his footwork and agility. While listed as a fullback, Gresham has improved his straight away speed and explosiveness through the hole, and the Hurricanes are expected to move him to tailback. The SEC schools Gresham is considering see him only as a blocking back.

Choosing Miami would be a wise move for Greshman.  If starting running back Randy “Duke” Johnson follows up his break out freshman season, which saw him win ACC “Rookie of the Year” honors, most expect him to opt for the NFL. This would make Gresham the favorite to replace Johnson at tailback as a redshirt freshman the following year.

Coach Golden certainly hopes to see Gresham run through the smoke at Sun Life Stadium very soon.

Chris Cunningham is a College Football Writer for You can reach him on Twitter @cunn1431.

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