UM is now in the mix for one of FL's best

The Hurricanes threw its name into the mix yesterday when they offered one of the best prospects in the entire state of Florida at his position. Read on to learn more about him as a prospect and what Miami's chances are.

Miami became the latest school to offer Brett Heggie yesterday, according to's Corey Bender.

At 6-foot-4 and 290 pounds, Heggie is a 2016 center prospect at Mount Dora High. He's probably the most heavily recruited pure center in the state of Florida for this recruiting cycle.

Heggie, who will be a four-year starter in the fall, makes all the line calls and his coaches love his toughness. He's played games with broken hands before, and is genuinely considered one tough dude.

The talented center prospect, whose father played at Florida State back in the 80s and whose brother played at both Notre Dame and Ball State, is starting to collect some major offers.

West Virginia, North Carolina State, and South Carolina were some of the schools who had offered Heggie before Miami. He's never been to Miami before so the Canes will likely make it a priority to get him down sometime this summer. He's been to Auburn a few times and was at South Carolina's spring game so those are two schools to keep an eye on in terms of who will provide the biggest challenge.

The Canes have a big 2016 recruiting class but they're seeking their first offensive line commitment. Heggie's offer means the UM coaches plan on signing a pure center in this year's class. Nick Linder is expected to be the team's starting center for the next few years but he'd be a junior by the time the 2016 class arrived on campus so the need for a center in this class makes sense.

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