At 8:00 p.m. last night, 4-star safety Kendrell McFadden announced via Twitter that he would be joining the Miami RedHawks in 2015 as a late signee.
I am officially committed to Miami Ohio #redhawks— Mr. Omc (@Omc_CoolKen) March 21, 2015
Finishing touch to the '15 Class Kendrell McFadden. #MartinEra— Patrick Welsh (@CoachWelshMiami) March 21, 2015
McFadden is a consensus 4-star prospect from Hollywood, Florida. In high school, he was a two-way player as a wide receiver and defensive back, but will be playing safety for the RedHawks. The Mirmar High School prospect stands at 6-foot-4 and weighs just under 200 pounds, per his Hudl page.
McFadden received a lot of attention from some of the best football programs in the nation.
Want the full list? According to the three main scouting services, McFadden also had receiving offers from Alabama Crimson Tide, Auburn Tigers, Cincinnati Bearcats, Clemson Tigers, Florida Gators, Florida International Panthers, Florida State Seminoles, Indiana Hoosiers Kansas State Wildcats, Kentucky Wildcats, LSU Tigers, Miami (FL) Hurricanes, Minnesota Gophers, NC State Wolfpack, North Carolina Tar Heels, Notre Dame Fighting Irish, Ohio State Buckeyes, Purdue Boilermakers, South Florida Bulls, Texas A&M Aggies, UCF Golden Knights, West Virginia Mountaineers and the Wisconsin Badgers.
Turns out, there's been reported troubles with the pipeline linking Mirmar HS and WVU. It wasn't much longer than a month after that article by WVGazette.com was published when McFadden announced that he would stay committed to WVU until he would find a "better opportunity."
We have reached out to McFadden but have yet to hear a response.
As we await more information on this story, check out his junior season highlights courtesy of Hudl.