MIAMI (CBSMiami) — TreVonte’ Citizen brought a little bit of drama to the hat game on Wednesday, picking up the hats of four schools before settling on the orange and green of the Miami Hurricanes during 2022 National Signing Day.

The 4-star running back out of Lake Charles, LA pulled off one of the biggest Signing Day surprises by choosing to commit to Mario Cristobal and the Canes over schools like Auburn, LSU, and Florida.

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Citizen is one of the highest rated recruits in their 2022 class and the 9th ranked running back in the class, according to 247 Sports.

The 6-foot, 217-pound bruiser rushed for 1,121 yards and 14 touchdowns in three high school seasons.

But things didn’t go so well for the Hurricanes when another top player made his announcement.

“This will always be home. I’ll always love you for an opportunity but I have to choose my own path. So with that being said,,,” said Shemar Stewart.

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The five star defensive lineman put down a Miami hat and grabbed a maroon Texas A&M hat to match his jacket. Stewart, out of Monsignor Edward Pace High School, chose the Aggies over his hometown Hurricanes.

Stewart made the announcement surrounded by cheering friends and family inside the school’s chapel. He’s the top player in the state of Florida and would’ve been the crown jewel of Miami’s recruiting class. Instead, he helped A&M land the number one class in the nation.

“It was a big factor. You know, top talent guys want to play with top talent guys. They’re going to be something special. I wanted to be a part of that,” he said.

The 6′ 6″, 272 pound Stewart said his decision came down to the wire, making the choice on his way over to school. He did call Miami to let them know beforehand that he’d be heading out of state.

”The family connection I have with A&M you know. Me and the coaches are really like family now, they’re my guys,” he said.

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247 Sports has Miami’s recruiting class ranked 14th in the country and 3rd in the ACC as National Signing Day winds down.