Small Town Standout Favors Miami

At 6-foot-4 and 230 pounds, Brian Kuhn is one of the state's top prospects. He's having an outstanding senior season, and talks about the entire recruiting process in this exclusive interview with that gives Miami fans good news.

Kuhn checked in at Miami's camp this summer at 6-foot-4 and 225 pounds. He's now 230 and he just turned 17. He might grow into a 6-6 kid in two years. He didn't run at UM's camp, but tested well at Florida's camp, where he ran a 4.68 on grass. He says he's now about a 4.65 kid on grass, which would make him a legit 4.60 kid on track. He's having an outstanding season. At tight end, he has 170 yards receiving. He played fullback last week to get his hands on the ball more and had nine carries for 53 yards and a touchdown. On defense, he has over 30 tackles and three sacks. Inside the classroom, he's fully qualified. What makes him such an interesting prospect on top of all the physical skills is that he will graduate in December.

Which schools have been calling you this month: I have four visits set up. Those schools have all been calling.

Who are those visits: I have one with Auburn for November 17 for the Alabama game. I have one with Maryland for December 7. I have one with Miami for December 14, which is hopefully when they will be preparing for the Rose Bowl. And I have one with North Carolina for December 1. I was also considering Florida, but they wanted me to visit in January and since I'm graduating in December, I could not do that. Therefore, I'm not longer considering them.

Have all four schools offered you a scholarship: Yes sir.

If signing day were tomorrow, what's it looking like: Miami and Auburn are my two favorites.

Talk more about graduating in December: I have all my credits because I've gone to summer school every year. Our semester ends at Christmas break this year, so I'll graduate in December, sign right around Christmas, start college in January, and participate in spring football in March.

Talk more about Miami and why they're a current favorite: I've been to their last two summer camps and really like it there. I really like tight ends coach Rob Chudzinski and my recruiting coach Don Soldinger. I watched the Florida State game and Miami smoked them and they proved they're clearly the No. 1 team in the country.

Personally, it sounds very encouraging for Miami. I remember watching him back in August and telling my premium subscribers how impressive he looked. A few months later, he has an offer, a visit, and is leaning towards Miami. Curtis Justus remains a major target at tight end, but I really think the Canes will take two at this position and Kuhn is the best in the state that I've seen.

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