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According to at least a couple of reports, the University of Miami got a much-needed boost to its football recruiting class as the nation's No. 12 cornerback Artie Burns committed to the Hurricanes today.

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Artie Burns

The 6-foot-1, 180-pounder from Northwestern (Miami, Fla.) is not only a lock down corner, but he's one of the country's top track and field hurdlers. He had the nation's top times in the 110-meter hurdles (13.35 seconds) and 300 (36.06) most of the season.

He set a national sophomore-class record with a 13.63 showing in the 110s in 2011.

In football last fall, he had 80 tackles, 10 for losses. Burns also broke up 12 passes, caused four fumbles and had one interceptions.

Northwestern football coach Stephen Field told MaxPreps senior writer Dave Krider during spring ball: "He kind of shocked me. He's a very physical player. He's got world-class speed. He's very coachable and a very humble young name."

He'll help a Miami program that had just eight committed athletes from the class of 2013 heading into Monday.