Cornelius Elder made it clear he wanted to play basketball and football in college. He will get that chance at Miami.
A four-star prospect and the No. 157 overall player in the final class of 2013 football rankings, Elder is also a three-star point guard.
Wednesday, Elder put an end to his recruiting speculation by committing to Miami.
He will sign a football scholarship but the plan is for him to play football and basketball.
"Since he was in the ninth grade he told me that Miami was his dream school," said Elder's summer basketball coach, Carlton Battle of Team Nashville. "He told me his recruiting would be over as soon as they offered him a scholarship.
Elder will visit Miami officially this weekend but it was a no-brainer to pick the Canes after struggling to decide on hoops or the gridiron.
"He's always been a Hurricane fan and kept up with them even when they were losing, Battle said. "He was waiting on a no-brainer decision. He wanted something that he couldn't say no to, and Miami is it."
Elder faxed in his letter of intent early Wednesday and exactly how his roles with each team will play out are yet to be determined.
"This just happened within the last couple of hours so I don't know exactly how it is going to work out," Battle said. "I just know that the plan is for him to play football and basketball and they will get it worked out."
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