Patchan signs grant-in-aid papers, UM-UF tip-off announced

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Miami will have the chance for unlimited contact with another of its top prospects after defensive end Scott Patchan signed a grant-in-aid agreement with the school on Monday. 

Patchan, a senior at IMG Academy, is rated a four-star prospect by both Rivals and ESPN. He had 56 tackles, including 24 for loss, and 8.5 sacks at Freedom High School last season. 

The 6-foot-6, 240-pound defensive end is the second Miami recruit to sign a grant-in-aid agreement in four days following tight end Bowman Archibald, who signed the same paperwork on Friday. 

While grant-in-aid agreements are not binding for the athletes, they do require a school to offer a scholarship if that prospect chooses to sign with the school later. They also give a school the ability to have unlimited contact with the prospect during the recruiting process and permit the school to discuss the prospect publicly. 

*Late Monday, Miami announced its basketball game against Florida would be featured as part of ESPN's 24-hour Tip Off Marathon on November 17th. The game is set for a 7 p.m. tip-off in Gainesville. 

The Hurricanes and Gators will play a home-and-home series this year and next with Florida coming to the BankUnited Center during the 2015-16 season. 


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