TE Jeremy Kerr commits to Miami


St. Petersburg (Fla.) tight end Jeremy Kerr gave his verbal commitment to Miami on Monday. The 6-foot-5, 245-pound junior becomes the Hurricanes' seventh member in the Class of 2012.

Kerr spent the weekend on the Coral Gables campus and participated in a session of the Al Golden Camp, where he was named tight end MVP. Previously Kerr had visited the campus for Miami's spring game, where he was extended the offer.

"It was a great weekend and today has been ever better," Kerr said. "I just enjoyed working with the coaching staff so much and I enjoyed the campus and everything the school has to offer me on and off the field."

Kerr said that Golden was up front with him from the beginning about his expectations.

"Coach Golden told me right away that for me to be successful at Miami I just have to be myself," Kerr said. "He talked about how much he liked my character and I'm the type of player he wants to recruit in the program. He wants players that have a bit more of a blue-collar mentality and don't get caught up in the exposure."

Kerr's numbers won't pop out because he spent most of his time as a blocker for St. Petersburg's wing-T offense. However he was a little surprise when Miami offered him and their persistence won out in the end.

"I always had Miami around the top of my list," Kerr added. "I've got a couple of offers but I'm not going to be like those guys with 25-30 offers because I don't have the big numbers. But I like Miami and the coaches because they are looking for guys like me that are a little under the radar but understand what it takes to be part of a successful team."

Kerr said he is solid to Miami and will visit the school several times in the fall and probably take a official after his senior season. He is unsure about other officials.

"It's possibly I might go somewhere else just to travel and see an area that I've never seen before but I'm solid to Miami," Kerr said. "My parents raised me to honor the word that I give to someone else and I'm committed to Miami."