Jekiri will join 'Canes in 2012 

October, 31, 2011
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6-foot-11 center Tonye Jekiri (Hialeah, Fla./Champagnat Catholic) gave Miami a verbal commitment on Monday and said he will join the Hurricanes' 2012 class.

Jekiri's AAU coach, Kenny Gillion, has confirmed the news. Jekiri entered the high school year as a member of the class of 2013 but has has the necessary course work to enroll next fall.

ESPN.com Recruiting Coordinator Reggie Rankin describes Jekirie as a "long, athletic shot blocker with great upside."