ORLANDO — Mike Harley said whomever won the Russell Athletic Bowl — the “Harley Bowl,” as he playfully called it on Twitter — would win his signature on a letter of intent. He later reportedly said he was being facetious.
Harley was clear about his intentions Tuesday, tweeting that he was no longer considering a flip to Miami. He will sign with West Virginia.
A speedy three-star prospect from Fort Lauderdale-St. Thomas Aquinas, Harley (5-10, 160) became a priority for the Hurricanes at wide receiver after UM lost out on five-star Alabama commit Jerry Jeudy.
UM has one wideout committed (three-star Evidence Njoku) and hopes to sign at least two more, to help offset the loss of the graduating Stacy Coley and Malcolm Lewis.
Miami’s returning cast includes freshman All-American Ahmmon Richards, rehabbing redshirt sophomore Lawrence Cager and senior-to-be Braxton Berrios.
Russell Athletic Bowl 2016