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Michael Irvin's son commits to Miami Hurricanes

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Nearly 30 years after Michael Irvin helped put Miami Hurricanes football on the map as a star wide receiver, his son will try to help put UM back at the forefront of college football.

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Michael Irvin, Jr., has committed to Miami.

"It's what I've always wanted to do," Irvin, Jr., told 247sports.com. "I like the coaches. They told me I would play all over for them. In the backfield, at tight end and at receiver. ... (My father) was proud of me when I told him of my decision and he thinks it will work out for me just like it did for him going there."

Irvin is rated a three-star recruit by 247sports.com, which also ranks him as the nation's No. 27 tight end prospect. Of course, name recognition alone will make the 6-foot-2, 200-pound athlete one of the Hurricanes' most closely followed freshmen in 2016.

He attends Ft. Lauderdale St. Thomas Aquinas High, one of the nation's top prep programs, where Michael Irvin, Sr., an NFL Network analyst, also attended.

See highlights of the younger Irvin here:

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