Top Miami OLB target Anthony Solomon locks in pair of Big Ten official visits

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COCONUT CREEK, Fla. — For the early part of his recruitment, Anthony Solomon always put Michigan at the top of his list. The 4-star outside linebacker visited Ann Arbor, Mich., last February and publicly declared the Wolverines his leader at multiple points.

A recent trip to Coral Gables, Fla., however, has turned Solomon’s recruitment into a clear battle between Miami and Michigan. Solomon’s mother is a Hurricanes graduate, and the linebacker’s chance to tour campus Feb. 17 sold him on the Power 5 conference school closest to home.

“It was nice. I got to see the campus as a whole, so I got to walk around the campus with the coaches. I got to meet some of the players, I got to see some of my former teammates who play there,” said Solomon, who attends St. Thomas Aquinas High School in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. “Miami and Michigan are neck and neck right now, but we’ll see what happens the next couple weeks.”

Solomon will make his way back to campus sometime during the coming weeks for a spring practice, but won’t be able to take an official visit until the fall. The Hurricanes would like to avoid hosting spring and summer officials if possible.

Instead, Solomon will spend the spring taking a trip through Big Ten country. The 6-foot-1, 200-pound rising senior has dates locked in with both the Wolverines and Ohio State. Solomon will visit Columbus the weekend of April 7 and make his way to Michigan the weekend of April 14. He will be joined on his trip to see the Buckeyes by 4-star St. Thomas Aquinas defensive backs Jaden Davis and Jordan Battle.

All three Raiders now plan to participate in the Under Armour All-America Game. Solomon and Davis secured their invitations earlier this year, while Battle earned his spot at an Under Armour All-America Camp at North Broward Preparatory School on Sunday. The Hurricanes are firmly in the mix for all three.

For Solomon, the pitch from coach Mark Richt and defensive coordinator Manny Diaz hinges on two points. No matter where Solomon ends up, education will be the most important factor, but Miami also can offer him the chance for immediate playing time. The 247Sports composite rankings considers Solomon the nation’s No. 12 outside linebacker, and the Hurricanes could be forced to replace all three starting linebackers after this coming season. The door is open for Solomon to play from Day 1.

“I’m looking for education first and foremost, and [playing] time,” Solomon told DieHards. “And whether I would fit in with the community and the people around me, whether or not I can mold those people with me.”

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