Kevin Olsen, a nationally-recruited quarterback at , posted on Twitter Friday afternoon that he will follow in his NFL brother's footsteps and attend the University of Miami.
"I have decided to take my talents to south beach and become a 'cane," Olsen wrote on Twitter shortly after noon, echoing the phrase used by LeBron James when he announced he'd signed a contract with the Miami Heat. "One of the most exciting days of my life."
Olsen's coach and father Chris, a eight-time state champion, declined to comment on his son's decision. Olsen could not be reached for comment.
Olsen commented to MSG Varsity about the decision.
"It was a combination of things," Olsen told the network by phone on Friday. "It was a combination of liking the coaches a lot and liking the offense they run. And I think Miami is going to be back. I think they can get to where they were years ago. I think I can help them get back there."
Kevin will return to play under center for his dad Chris at Hills next season. The elder Olsen is an eight-time state champion. Kevin helped the Patriots win a championship last season by down the field for what would turn out to be a game-winning touchdown.
"I think it's a little bit of a relief," Olsen said of making his decision. "I didn't want the decision to be hanging over my head during the season."
Olsen's brother Greg, a Miami alumni and tight end for the NFL's Carolina Panthers, Tweeted not too soon after his brother: "Really proud of my brother Kevin. No place like Miami and he will help get them back on top. Looks like need to look at season tix for fam!"
Olsen chose the Hurricanes over Auburn, South Carolina, and Wisconsin. He said that his brother did not push his sibling to attend Miami.
"Contrary to what many people think, he didn't push me here. That wasn't the case," Olsen told MSG Varsity. "He told me that at the end of the day, it's up to you and it's your decision."