Elijah Arroyo, a 4-star tight end from Frisco, TX, announced his verbal commitment to the University of Miami on Sunday.
The 6-4. 210 pound TE chose Miami over Texas A&M, Bama, and others. Arroyo had 48 catches, 648 yards and 5 TD’s last year, earning first-team All-District honors. He has great playmaking ability and would be a great fit in the Miami offense.
Arroyo ranks as the nation’s No. 10 tight end prospect. He hasn’t visited Coral Gables but has ties to South Florida as he grew up in the area. He cited OC Rhett Lashlee as one of the main reasons why he chose Miami, as the two have known each other since Lashlee was at SMU.
Lashlee has said that his spread offense at Miami will lean heavily on its tight ends. With Brevin Jordan likely to leave after this season, Miami has set itself up for success with Arroyo and Miami Northwestern three-star tight end Khalil Brantley committed for 2021.
Arroyo has grown up with Miami ties. His Uncle is Jerron Granberry, who helped Coral Reef win its only basketball state title in 2009. The 6’6 forward played college basketball at North Florida and Wyoming.