The first commitment of the Manny Diaz Era at Miami is a big one.
Former USC safety Bubba Bolden announced on Twitter late Wednesday night that he has committed to play for the Hurricanes.
Bolden is currently at a junior college, but not playing football.
The former All-American and consensus Top100 recruit was in line to start for the Trojans this past season after appearing in 13 games as a true freshman, but was suspended before the season opener and eventually withdrew from the Pac-12 school in October following a student conduct issue. He shared details on the suspension in the days following his exit.
"The University's office of Student Judicial Affairs and Community Standards (SJACS) believes that I am responsible for violating the student code of conduct pertaining to underage drinking at an off-campus party back in February 2018 wherein I participated in mutual trash-talking with fellow party-goes. As the vibe at the party turned unfriendly, I left with several friends. Approximately nine days afterward, the party hosts reported feeling threatened by me that night, which sparked a USC SJACS investigation."
Bolden was reinstated by USC a few weeks ago after school officials decided to reopen the investigation.