Mike's Analysis: Huge new OL commit

Miami landed a big commitment Tuesday afternoon when one of the state's most heavily recruited offensive line prospects announced in favor of the Canes. Read on for a breakdown and analysis of this from CanesTime's Mike Bakas.

Tyree St. Louis committed to the Hurricanes on Tuesday afternoon.

What to Like: St. Louis brings a tremendous amount of versatility to the table as a prospect. At 6-foot-5 plus and 310 pounds, he already has the size you look for. He has very long arms, too. At one camp he attended over the summer his reach was measured at 35 inches. He played right tackle as a junior last season and played very well. He's now at left tackle and has the athleticism to stay there in college. He also has the ability to play either guard position. He comes from one of the state's premier prep programs at IMG Academy, a school that Miami will want to establish a pipeline too. St. Louis is coached by former FSU and NFL quarterback Chris Weinke there. He made tremendous improvements from his sophomore to junior seasons and so his best football is likely way ahead of him. Weinke has often talked about how strong his football IQ is. He seems to have a real good understanding of the game.

What may concern you: In many ways, St. Louis is still learning the game. His techniques and overall understanding of how to play the position at a high level are still developing. He hasn't played at a high level for very long. He needs to continue getting stronger in the weight room and become a more dominant player at the high school level. All signs are pointing to it becoming just a matter of time before those things happen.

Bottom Line: St. Louis is a huge get for the Hurricanes. He had offers from schools like Florida, USC, Tennessee, South Carolina, Louisville, and Nebraska before making his commitment to the Hurricanes so he's being recruited like a four-star prospect. He comes from an elite prep program, one that Miami has tried getting more active at. He has ideal size. He has extremely long arms. He's a good athlete. He's versatile enough to play anywhere but center. In every sense, this is a big get for the Canes. He's now one of six offensive line commitments in the 2015 class and probably should be considered the best prospect of the group.

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