Super OL Hoping For UM Offer

This super talented offensive line prospect has been one of the most impressive performers in the state so far this year, both in the spring and then at the University of Miami summer camp. Now, he's hoping for an early offer from the Hurricanes.

One of the most impressive offensive line prospects I've seen this entire season is Ely standout guard Andrew Bain. I first saw him at the NIKE Camp, when he dominated and left as perhaps the best OL there. Then I watched him during his spring jamboree, when he dominated again and showed flashes of being a super offensive line prospect.

The only question mark I had on Bain was his weight. Since UM right tackle Vernon Carey has battled a weight problem for three years, I was hoping Bain would show a lot of discipline. He did just that as he delivered some good news.

"I weighed 330 at UM's camp," he said. "I was getting too close to 350 there for awhile so I've been running a lot lately. We work out three times a week and a lot of running is involved. The closer I get to 315, the more comfortable I'll feel. That's my goal."

Bain, who said he'll play basketball as a senior, is already fully qualified with a 3.8 GPA and 1010 SAT score.

"All of my favorite schools called me," he said. "Miami is my top school, then Stanford is No. 2 and then it's Florida State, N.C. State, Michigan State, and Ohio State."

Bain said he already has several scholarship offers and hopes that Miami will be next to come through.

"I've gotten offered by West Virginia, Indiana, LSU, Georgia Tech, Pittsburgh, and Rutgers," he said. "I'm expecting one from Miami too. My coach said that I might be getting one real soon, within the next few days."

Bain would love to pick up an offer from his childhood favorite.

"Miami's Miami," he said. "I like the atmosphere in Miami. They're a good school for my major (psychology), and they just seem to fit my needs more than anyone else does right now."

Bain talked about his recent experience at UM's camp.

"It went pretty well," he said. "There were a lot of OL over there. I learned a lot of new pass sets but it was weird. They had me playing tackle a lot and I'm not used to that. I'm a guard and playing tackle, it's tough because it's just you and that defensive end on an island. It makes you pay closer attention to the details of pass protection."

Speaking of pass protection, Bain said there was one player at the camp that he was having trouble blocking.

"There was a dude named Bryan Pata that was real good," he said. "He was really good and everyone was having trouble blocking him."

Bain, who said he might attend camps at FAU and FSU later this summer, made it clear that if Miami were to offer, it would be very tempting to make a commitment but he definitely plans on waiting.

"My little support staff here said even if UM offers that I should wait," he said. "They're definitely my No. 1 right now but I want to take some visits. I can't get stuck on Miami just because I'm from down here. But they would be tough to beat."

Canes Time Top Stories