Canes dip into Kansas for newest offer

Miami's latest offer went to one of the top prospects in the state of Kansas. Not since Bryce Brown have the Hurricanes landed a player from there. Read on to learn about him as a prospect and to see what Miami's chances are.

Amani Bledsoe says the Hurricanes offered him on Monday.

At 6-foot-5 and 265 pounds, he's a 2016 defensive end prospect from Lawrence High in Kansas.

Kansas was his first offer last summer and he's since added offers from schools like Oklahoma, Michigan, Oregon, Ohio State, and Nebraska. He's being recruited like a 4-star player, and like one of the top overall prospects in the state of Kansas.

Bledsoe, who only played in a handful of games last season due to injury, has an impressive blend of size, strength, and athleticism. That's a big reason why he's being recruited the way he is.

The only school he's visited outside of his own region so far is North Carolina, so the Tar Heels are definitely right in the thick of the race. Competing against schools like Oklahoma and Nebraska for premier prospects in Big 12 country is never easy for Miami so getting him down here for a visit at some point would be a huge step in the right direction in terms of Miami's overall chances.

Miami currently has five defensive ends committed to their 2016 class, and since signing six in the same year would be very strange, this likely means they're planning for at least one of the five to bounce from the class. Joshua Uche, for example, added an offer from Alabama last week. They may also stop recruiting one of them as well. Either way, even with five committed defensive ends, Miami's coaches are certainly not done looking for more there.

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