June Recruiting Update: OT's

Here is a recruiting update at the offensive tackle position for the Hurricanes.

Current Players: 1 senior, 1 junior, 1 sophomore, and 2 true freshmen

Current Commitments: none

Current Prospects: Denver Kirkland, Matt Beyer, and Hunter Knighton

Kirkland (6-4/300) is one of the top offensive line prospects in the entire state of Florida. The Booker T. Washington High standout plays tackle in high school and will either be a right tackle or a guard in college. Kirkland grew up a Miami fan, landed an early offer from the Canes, has been to UM a few times (including for a camp recently), and there's a good chance that he'll end up in this year's recruiting class. West Virginia, USF, Rutgers, and Louisville are some of the other schools actively recruiting the talented big man.

Beyer (6-5/275) is one of the top offensive tackle prospects in the state of Texas this year. He's being recruited as a second-tier prospect there, though, with offers from schools like Arizona, Baylor, Kansas, and Wake Forest in addition to the Canes. He's originally from the state of Minnesota and hasn't been to Miami yet for a visit and until that happens it'll be hard to tell what type of chances Miami has.

Knighton (6-6/270) was just offered by Miami on Wednesday. The New Jersey standout was scouted by Miami's coaches in the spring and they invited him down to one of their camps earlier this month. He came last weekend and impressed the coaches enough to land an offer. He also has offers from schools like Boston College, Rutgers, and South Florida. He plans to make a return trip to Miami at some point during the season before making a final decision in November.

Bottom Line: Tight end commitment Jeremy Kerr (6-6/260) could end up being an offensive tackle here. The Canes have also offered a 6-8 tight end from Indiana named Nate Wozniak, who will likely grow into an offensive tackle at the college level. The Canes probably need four offensive linemen in this class and it'll likely be two inside guys and two outside guys. If Kerr is one of the outside guys, don't be surprised if Kirkland is the other when it's all said and done.

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