If the name sounds familiar, it’s because it is. Al Blades Jr. has officially signed with the Miami Hurricanes during the early period. The cornerback, from national powerhouse St.Thomas Aquinas, decided to sign after initial reports had him waiting until February. His signature gives ‘Canes fans a memories of the past when his father played safety for Miami.
Al Blades Jr. Signs Early With Miami
Blades comes from a storied football family in Hurricanes history. His uncles also played at the school and were instrumental into turning the University of Miami into champions. Continuing the family tradition, Blades also won a state championship as a junior at St.Thomas Aquinas.
Many did not expect Blades to land anywhere other than Miami, although his offers ranged from top schools across the country. Through the speculation Blades did not allow those outside of the program to know when he would commit to Miami. He saved his commitment date for Father’s Day to honor the legacy of his late father.
The younger Blades will play in the Under Armour All-American game in early January, he is set to enroll at Miami during the summer. Recruiting websites view Blades as a top ten player at his position, and a top 60 player in the nation.