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Offensive Tackle Darian Kinnard No Longer Underrated In Ohio

Cleveland St. Ignatius offensive tackle Darian Kinnard has seen his stock rise dramatically since the end of the season, and the 2018 prospect is adding offers weekly.


Now that National Signing Day is past and college coaches have turned their attention to the film of the 2018 prospects, we have seen a flurry of offers for rising seniors across the country. 

In Ohio, offensive tackle Darian Kinnard is now up to six offers and that could be the tip of the iceberg for the Cleveland St. Ignatius product. 

With great size, length and quick feet, Kinnard is one of the top 2018 offensive line prospects not only in Ohio, but in the entire Midwest.

"My first two offers were from Iowa State and Toledo before the New Year, and since then I've gotten offers from CincinnatiMarylandMinnesota, and Purdue," Kinnard stated. 

"With Maryland, that offer was one of the biggest I've had and it was my third offer," he added. "It was exciting to know a Big Ten school was interested in me. Cincinnati is a home-state school, and it was good to hear those coaches like what they see in me. They seem like good guys." 

"The Minnesota offer came from (assistant coach) Ed Warinner, and honestly it came out of nowhere," he continued. "Minnesota was a surprise, but a good surprise, and I'm interested in them. For Purdue, that's the most recent and it was another shocker to me. They said they are looking for talent in Ohio, and they offered me." 

To have his recruiting activity spike up so much means a lot to Kinnard, who is hoping to add more offers in the coming months.

"This has been great and it has caught me by surprise, but I know I have to keep focusing on getting better as a player," he admitted. "I'm also hearing from Ohio StateLSUPittsburgh and Penn State, but not too much from them just yet."


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