Mike's Take: New OL commit

The Hurricanes landed a four-star offensive line commitment a couple days ago. Read on for analysis of this from CanesTime's Mike Bakas.

Bar Milo committed to the Hurricanes on Wednesday.

What to like: At 6-foot-6 and 285 pounds, Milo has ideal size for a major college offensive tackle prospect. He's actually lost some weight in recent months, which shows a quality work ethic considering most kids at that size and age only gain weight. He has long arms and uses them well in pass protection. He plays for a very good prep program in California, and will come in with a good understanding of how to play the position. He plays with good technique and seems to have good football IQ. That's something his coach has often talked about with him. Milo seems dedicated to what he does, and carries strong work habits off the field.

What may concern you: While he plays left tackle now, he projects better as a right tackle at the college level. His footwork is just OK and that's something he will have to clean up at the college level. He gets away with it now but he'll have a tough time handling edge rushers until his footwork improves. Like a lot of kids his age, he needs to improve his strength and endurance as well. Especially for a kid his size, he rarely dominates and absolutely buries opposing defenders so you'd like to see him become a little more aggressive when he gets to the college level.

Bottom Line: Milo had scholarship offers from schools like Washington, Arizona State, and Nebraska in addition to the Canes. Schools like USC and UCLA evaluated him but never offered so he was recruited like a solid three-star prospect. He becomes Miami's 7th offensive line commitment in the 2015 class. Miami's the only school he's visited so far and his coach told Scout this week that despite the commitment Milo plans to take some other visits later in the year. Arizona State seems like the biggest potential threat. He's friends and former teammates with Brad Kaaya, so that should help -- especially if Kaaya has any success as the team's starting quarterback this fall.

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