CANES BASEBALL ALUM AND MLB VETERAN PLAYER DANNY VALENCIA TALKS ABOUT HIS TIME AT UM, PLAYING FOR 7 DIFFERENT MLB TEAMS AND HIS UPCOMING TRIP TO THE SUMMER OLYMPICS IN TOKYO WITH TEAM ISRAEL ON THE BEHIND THE U PODCAST

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Xavier Restrepo

position

Wide Receiver

Height

5-10

Weight

196 lbs.

Class

Freshman

Hometown

Coconut Creek, Fla.

High School

Deerfield Beach

2020 (True Freshman): Saw action in nine games in debut season…Made career debut in season opener against UAB (Sept. 10)…Played in road win at Louisville (Sept. 19)…Had 8-yard punt return in win over Florida State (Sept. 26)…Saw action at top-ranked Clemson (Oct. 10)…Played in win over Pittsburgh (Oct. 17)…Saw action in win at Viginia Tech (Nov. 14)…Caught first pass of career on 12-yard reception in win at Duke (Dec. 5)…Saw action in regular season finale against North Carolina (Dec. 12)…Played in 2020 Cheez-It Bowl against Oklahoma State (Dec. 29).

High School: Rated a four-star prospect by Rivals and a three-star prospect by 247Sports and ESPN…Ranked the No. 49 athlete in the country by 247 Composite…Rated the No. 54 wide receiver and No. 54 player in Florida by Rivals…Listed as the No. 101 athlete nationally by ESPN…Helped lead Deerfield Beach to the semifinals in the Florida Class 8A state playoffs…Finished the 2019 season with 18 catches for 294 yards and six receiving touchdowns…A versatile player, he scored 48 touchdowns, had eight interceptions, over 200 tackles, over 500 passing yards, over 3,000 receiving yards and over 2,500 rushing yards in high school career…Chose Miami over offers from Georgia, Boston College, Kentucky, Louisville, Michigan, Mississippi State, Missouri, Northern Illinois, Oregon, Pitt, Purdue, Rutgers, Texas, Vanderbilt, Brown, Cornell, Dartmouth, Harvard and Princeton, among others.