UA Game: Nick Linder

Miami has five commitments playing in the Under Armour All-American Game 2014, and it would be six if Joseph Yearby weren't injured. Hurricanes center commit Nick Linder was solid in day two of practice and has been soaking in the experience as it prepares him for his future at The U.

Nick Linder looked good in day two of practice for the Under Armour All-American Game. He matched up against the nation's top defensive tackle, Andrew Brown, and put Brown on his back. Linder has also been able to get some good pointers from the all-star coaching staff at the event.

"(My coach is) really helping me critique all of the little things and just get better as a whole," he said.

"It's a great experience, it's a great prelude for college and to really see the talent that I'm going to be going against for the next four years. It's the best of the best."

Linder is joined by fellow Miami commitments Trevor Darling, K.C. McDermott, Braxton Berrios, and Chad Thomas. None of those guys are on his team this week, but they have still been spending plenty of time together and bonding for the next level.

"I'm right next to Trevor and Kc, their room is right next door, Braxton and Chad are here, so I'm hanging out with all the guys in the lounge and stuff and that's fun," he said.

The Fort Lauderdale (Fla.) St. Thomas Aquinas standout says it's great to see so many Miami commits in all-star games this year and he's very optimistic about the future of the program.

"It just shows the talent that we have to play at this level. Reilly Gibbons, the other o-line kid, he's out playing at the Semper Fi game, so it just shows the o-line class that we are bringing in. Just that alone (is impressive). If you look at the rest of the recruiting class skill-wise, it's just loaded," he said.

Stay tuned to for more from the Under Armour game and the latest on Miami recruiting.

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