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Wednesday, December 19, 2012
No. 2 juco TE Beau Sandland picks Miami

By Brandon P. Oliver

LOS ANGELES -- Beau Sandland, the No. 12 overall recruit in the ESPN Junior College 100, signed with Miami on Wednesday, choosing the Hurricanes over Arizona State and Nebraska.

Beau Sandland
No. 12 junior college prospect Beau Sandland signed with Miami on Tuesday.
"My family and I decided that I will be attending the University of Miami," Sandland said. "It really came down to Miami and Nebraska in the end, but I felt really comfortable with Coach (Al) Golden and all the other coaches."

In addition to his three finalists, the 6-foot-6, 250-pounder and No. 2 junior college tight end also visited Oklahoma, Ole Miss and Texas Tech.

A native of Simi Valley, Calif., Sandland had 24 receptions for 267 yards and three touchdowns this season.

While Sandland's pledge was the biggest news of the morning, he was not the only member of Pierce College to put pen to paper. Two prospects from the Junior College 100 -- No. 1 Marquel Combs and No. 94 Marcus Jenkins-Moore -- made it official by signing with Kansas.

Combs, a 6-foot-2, 300-pound defensive tackle, had previously been committed to Ole Miss before making the switch to Kansas earlier this month.

Jenkins-Moore, a 6-foot-3, 210-pound outside linebacker, had offers from Oregon State, Kansas State, Texas A&M, Arkansas, Ole Miss and others.

Another of the school's top players, WR Jaelen Strong, will announce his decision in February. The No. 14 player in the Junior College 100 will choose among Arizona State, Kansas, Tennessee, South Carolina, Texas Tech, USC and Miami.