Mike's Take: Miami OL commit

The University of Miami needs offensive linemen in this class and they landed a good one from the state of Ohio on Wednesday.

What to Like: Alex Gall is one of the top offensive line prospects in the state of Ohio. At 6-foot-5 and 295 pounds, he already has ideal size and projects as a right tackle at the college level. Like a lot of right tackle prospects, he could also end up playing guard at the next level. He's a tough kid who really gets after defenders in the running game. He plays with a defensive mentality along the offensive line. He's very strong and should be a good asset, especially in the running game for the Canes. He's also a smart player who comes from one of the state's premier programs so he's very well coached and understands the game very well. He won't need a few years of seasoning on how to play the game at a high level. He had over 20 scholarship offers and was actively recruited by most of the schools in his region.

What may concern you: While Gall has ideal size and strength, he doesn't always show top notch flexibility and athleticism. He's not the type of kid who could play left tackle at the college level. He's a bit limited on his ability to change directions, get downfield, and do the types of things you often see from top notch offensive line prospects at the prep level. Those could be some of the reasons why he wasn't offered by the top programs in the Midwest region, such as Ohio State and Notre Dame and Wisconsin.

Bottom Line: The Hurricanes need offensive linemen in this class. They will likely sign four. Tight end commitment Jeremy Kerr could end up being a left tackle down the road. Gall would be another tackle. It's a very solid addition to an already strong class for the Hurricanes. It also gives Miami a very good prospect from the state of Ohio, an area that hasn't been real friendly to UM in recent years. And he comes from a premier program, which will always help Miami's future recruiting efforts in the area. If the Ohio States and Wisconsins of the world had offered, he'd likely be staying closer to home. However, he's a very good addition to Miami's 2013 recruiting class.

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