"Coach Kehoe called my coach after seeing a few of my clips," Alaniz said. "Coach Kehoe spoke with my coach a couple of times and asked him to have me give a call, and I did the same day. We spoke for 20 minutes and Coach Kehoe talked about my recruitment, the 'U', the players, Miami area and we even talked about hunting and fishing. This was the best conversation I have had with a coach to date!"
The Hurricanes have not offered a scholarship to the talented lineman but Alaniz says they want to get a closer look this spring.
"Coach Kehoe mentioned that he would try to come up to see our spring practices," he said. "He'd love to see me in person, attend Miami spring practice and wants me to make camp."
So what does the standout lineman think about the Miami program?
"Miami is known for producing great players, linemen, and I would love to have the opportunity to play for a great program/staff that the 'U' is all about."
Alaniz says he'd like to get down to Miami sometime this summer for one of the camps, too.
"I'm setting my camp schedule very soon and will keep Miami as a high interest."
The Canes aren't the only school recruiting Alaniz. He talked about the others.
"Schools that have showed interest by asking for transcript/scores, talked with my coach, sending Junior day invites, and have replied to my emails are Miami, Clemson, Wake Forest, Duke, UMass, Notre Dame, Temple, Navy, Toledo, Idaho, LA Tech, Mississippi State, Richmond, and a few others."
Alaniz, who claims a 3.5 GPA in the classroom, was a second team All-District selection as an offensive tackle last season. At 6-foot-4 and 285 pounds, he's played all three line positions and projects as a guard in college.