The University of Miami has produced many very talented NFL running backs over the years. Most recently those names include Willis McGahee, Edgerrin James, Frank Gore, and Clinton Portis. Get ready to add another name to that list.
Yesterday, underclassman running back Lamar Miller announced that he would be leaving the University of Miami and entering his name into the 2012 NFL Draft. He officially forfeited his remaining eligibility by signing with Drew Rosenhaus of Rosenhaus Sports Representation (confirmed by Joe Schad’s Tweet, below).
Lamar Miller of Miami signed w Drew Rosenhaus
— Joe Schad (@schadjoe) December 12, 2011
Miller had 1272 yards and 9 touchdowns in his redshirt Sophomore season with the Hurricanes. While there may be some legitimate questions regarding the early departure of University of Miami Juniors Tommy Streeter and Marcus Forston, no one can question Miller’s desire to enter the 2012 NFL Draft and end his amateur efforts. He could easily end up being a first or second rounder depending on team needs.
And Rosenhaus adds another Hurricane to represent in the 2012 NFL Draft. His current count is at 5 Hurricanes. He may not even be done.