Tallahassee (Fla.) Godby High School class of 2015 offensive tackle prospect Brendan Loftus committed publicly to Miami (Fla.) yesterday afternoon. The 6-foot-6 and 285-pound rising senior also considered Florida Atlantic and Wisconsin before giving his pledge privately to the Miami staff on Monday night.
Loftus says each program has its strong points but ultimately it was the family feel of the Miami program that won him over.
”It came down between Miami, FAU and Wisconsin. Wisconsin just has a great tradition, it is considered “O-Line” University, so why not (consider them). FAU is an up-and-coming school with great potential and their best football is still ahead of them. With Miami, it just felt like family down there,” Loftus said.
The big lineman also says the chance to play for veteran and highly respected Miami offensive line coach Art Kehoe was another reason he decided on the Hurricanes.
”Definitely, when I went down to camp with them he just had so much wisdom to give everyone. He was just awesome and that is what I was looking for in a coach. You can tell he loves his family at home and his Miami family,” said Loftus of Kehoe.
Loftus says he plans to major in sports medicine and likes what Miami has to offer from an education standpoint.
”They have everything I need. I want to be a physical therapist when I get out of college and they are building their own orthopedic clinic on-campus. I also like the student-to-faculty ratio,” finished Loftus.
Loftus also indicated that he doesn’t not plan to take any official visits this fall or winter other than his trip to Miami.
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