Miami inks JUCO standout

Miami coach Al Golden has fared well on the recruiting trail despite tough circumstances.

Beau Sandland, the nation’s top-ranked junior college tight end, has signed a National Letter of Intent to attend Miami, the school announced on Wednesday.

"My family and I decided that I will be attending the University of Miami," Sandland told ESPN.com's Brandon P. Oliver. "It really came down to Miami and Nebraska in the end, but I felt really comfortable with Coach (Al) Golden and all the other coaches."

The 6-foot-6, 250-pound tight end from Pierce College (Calif.) is ranked the No. 2 junior college tight end and No. 12 overall recruit in the ESPN Junior College 100. In eight games as a sophomore in 2012, Sandland caught 24 passes for 267 yards and three touchdowns and earned first-team All-Pacific Conference honors. As a freshman in 2011, he had 20 catches for 265 yards and two touchdowns.