Signing Day 2018: Miami adds CB Nigel Bethel, but DT Keondre Coburn picks Texas

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[Regardless of Wednesday, Miami has a strong class]

Miami added a piece to its secondary Wednesday morning, but did not get a defensive tackle it wanted.

Cornerback Nigel Bethel, from Miami Northwestern High, stuck by his commitment to UM and signed a letter of intent.

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Bethel, a three-star prospect, will join a team that needs cornerbacks. The Hurricanes added three — Al Blades Jr., Gilbert Frierson and D.J. Ivey, all four-star players — during the Dec. 20-22 early signing period. They and Bethel will help replace Dee Delaney (graduated) and Malek Young (career-ending neck injury in the Orange Bowl).

Meanwhile, defensive tackle Keondre Coburn, a four-star prospect committed to Texas, opted to stay with the Longhorns.

Around 9 a.m., Hurricanes were monitoring the decision of four-star receiver Marquez Ezzard, who was set to announce at his school, Stockbridge High in Georgia.

The “American Heritage four” were to announce at 10 a.m. on ESPNU.