Under Armour All-American defensive end Patrick Bethel committed to the University of Miami on Monday, the second commitment for new coach Mark Richt.
Bethel from Vero Beach, Fla., announced his commitment on Twitter. He is expected to graduate early from high school and enroll at Miami following the Jan. 2 Under Armour game.
Bethel’s father, Randy, was a tight end at Miami from 1987-90.
According to 247Sports, Bethel is a four-star prospect and ranked as the No. 10 strong side defensive end in the nation.
He joins Santaluces (Lantana, Fla.) linebacker Zach McCloud, who recommitted to Miami after decommitting in November.
Meanwhile, 2017 tight end Tre’ McKitty decommitted from Miami. McKitty, a Tampa native who played this season at IMG Academy (Bradenton, Fla.), is ranked as the No. 9 tight end in his class, according to 247Sports.