Miami's Chances: Offensive Linemen

National Signing Day is still several months away but it's not too early to look at what Miami's chances are with some key recruiting prospects. This report focuses on the offensive linemen being recruited.

The Hurricanes made recruiting offensive linemen a major priority in the 2014 class. It paid off in the form of four very good early commitments.

K.C. McDermott was the most heavily recruited player at the time of his commitment to the Hurricanes. At 6-foot-5 and 290 pounds, McDermott was recruited nationally. His brother, Shane, starts on Miami's offensive line now and McDermott already visited several other schools before announcing his decision. His commitment is about as solid as it gets. CHANCES: 99%

Trevor Darling is another nationally recruited offensive line prospect who made an early commitment to the Hurricanes. At 6-foot-5 and 310 pounds, the Miami Central standout committed to the Hurricanes before his junior season. Despite having numerous other offers and several schools still recruiting him, Darling has never shown any signs of wavering. CHANCES: 95%

Reilly Gibbons is yet another nationally recruited offensive lineman already in this class. At 6-foot-4 and 280 pounds, Gibbons played tight end as a sophomore and then played tackle as a junior. He visited several schools in the spring before announcing for the Hurricanes. CHANCES: 99%

Nick Linder is another offensive lineman currently committed to the Canes. At 6-foot-3 and 275 pounds, Linder plays center at St. Thomas Aquinas HS. His brother, Brandon, has started for the Hurricanes over the last three seasons. Linder was not heavily recruited like the other three and is rock solid with his commitment. CHANCES: 99%

Despite having four early commitments, the Hurricanes have continued recruiting several other players at the position. They made several offers in the spring but only three are known to still be considering the Hurricanes.

Chad Mavety is a Junior College prospect from the state of New York. He landed an early offer from the Canes and has hinted at possibly visiting. He didn't mention Miami in his latest interview with Scout, so the Canes appear to be a longshot. CHANCES: 5%

Damian Mama is widely considered the top offensive line prospect on the West Coast. At 6-foot-4 and 375 pounds, Mama recently cut his list down to 16 schools and Miami was on it. Getting into his final five, thus likely getting an official visit later in the year, won't be easy, however. CHANCES: 5%

David Sharpe is the only offensive line prospect in-state known to have an outstanding offer from the Hurricanes. At 6-foot-6 and 290 pounds, Sharpe grew up a basketball player in the Jacksonville area. Miami offered him in the spring but he doesn't seem real interested. Florida and Georgia seem to have the inside track. CHANCES: 10%

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