Pittsburgh (California) quarterback and recent contract with Miami Jayden Rashad checked out Tuesday at Elite 11 Finals and explained why he chose Canes.

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It has been a busy few weeks for Rashada. In fact, he is to make four official visits within two weeks, including three within seven days.

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His last visit was to Miami last week and Rashada said that during that visit he knew he had found a home. He said he had lost seven pounds in the last couple of weeks as his decision weighed heavily on him.

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“The second I put the Miami cap on, I felt a huge weight off my back,” Rashada told 247Sports. “It was hard, I won’t lie, it was a very difficult decision, but I feel great.”

Rashada is currently ranked 45th in the national 247Sports Composite and 29th in the Top247.

He said he was excited to compete this week and had high hopes for himself. He is one of the most competitive kids in this year’s class and we feel he has a chance to rise to the next level with good performance.

Rashada spoke about his decision to join the Canes, as well as what it meant to him to be selected to compete in this year’s Elite 11.

To hear from Rashada, watch the video above: