April Recruiting Update: OL

National Signing Day is still 10 months away for the Class of 2014 but there's a lot going on. Read on to see the latest with Miami's recruiting efforts at the offensive line position.

The Hurricanes just signed three offensive linemen in their most recent recruiting class, including two players who are already going through spring drills with the team.

Sunny Odogwu is a tackle. Alex Gall is a guard. And Hunter Knighton is a center. It's a good balance, and means the Canes will be looking to fill all three spots potentially in the 2014 class.

They've gotten off to a tremendous start with their 2014 offensive line recruiting efforts.

Trevor Darling committed to the Hurricanes last year. The Miami Central standout has been committed for several months now and is rock solid with his decision. At 6-foot-6 and 320 pounds, Darling is a premier offensive tackle prospect who is a four-star prospect on Scout. He's had a tremendous offseason so far and continues getting recruited nationally. Florida State and South Carolina are the schools recruiting him the hardest, aside from Miami, he says.

The next commitment up front came from center Nick Linder. At 6-foot-3 and 270 pounds, Linder is the younger brother of current UM lineman Brandon Linder. He plays guard and center but projects as a center at Miami. The St. Thomas Aquinas standout is tough, smart, and completely committed to being a Hurricane.

The third, and most recent, commitment came this past Tuesday when five-star K.C. McDermott announced for the Hurricanes. At 6-foot-6 and 285 pounds, the Palm Beach Central standout left tackle is the younger brother of UM center Shane McDermott. Everyone in America recruited Kc, and in the end he chose Miami over Notre Dame.

The Hurricanes will likely add one more player to its 2014 class along the offensive line. Some players to keep an eye on are Quenton Nelson (New Jersey), Garrett Brumfield (Louisiana), Reilly Gibbons (St. Petersburg), Corey Martinez (Tampa), and Juwann Bushell-Beatty (New Jersey).

The most likely of that group for Miami appears to be Martinez. At 6-foot-4 and 290 pounds, he's a top notch interior offensive line prospect who has expressed a decent amount of interest in Miami. It won't be easy for the Hurricanes to land him away from schools like Florida, Florida State, and Georgia but they're right in the middle of the race right now.

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