Article: CaneHunt '14: Offensive Tackles (OT) | FEB 21

Article: CaneHunt '14: Offensive Tackles (OT) | FEB 21

TexCane
Miami will offer scholarships to approximately 170-200 prospects every year. Each school has a BIG Board and position boards, which list prospects by their priorities. Our “CaneHunt” boards are our attempt to “guess” the Hurricanes’ recruiting priorities. These boards will change throughout the recruiting cycle. Check back often during the year to check on the boards and get the latest updates on prospects. We hope you enjoy CaneHunt ’14.

Miami's Need: 2
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1. Name: Kc McDermott

Hometown/School: Palm Beach Central (West Palm Beach, FL)
Ht: 6-6 | Wt: 285 | 40:
Season Stats: NA
247Sports Composite: Rating: 98 Rank: #3 OT
Scouting Report (s): NA
Schools of Interest: (20) ND, UM, OSU
Leader(s): Too Early
Status: Offered
Chance: Too Early

UPDATES:

2/21/13: Kc McDemott is a stud OT from South Florida. Kc is the Canes’ number one target on OT board this year. His brother Shane is the current starting center for Miami. Kc is the #3 OT in the country with a 98 rating, according to the 247Sport Composite. He’s already garnered 15 offers from most of the major colleges programs.

To say he’s been well indoctrinated to the Miami program would be an understatement. He’s been on campus at least a dozen times. Some experts feel McDermott is the best right tackle in this recruiting cycle. He explodes off the ball with a fierce punch and can get to second level blocks easily.

Miami is in an excellent position with Kc McDermott. At this time, our primary competition appears to be Notre Dame, with Alabama, Florida and Ohio State in the mix.

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2. Name: Trevor Darling

Hometown/School: Miami Central (Miami, FL)
Ht: 6-5 | Wt: 300 | 40:
Season Stats: NA
247Sports Composite: Rating: 92 Rank: #19 OT
Scouting Report (s): NA
Schools of Interest: (5) Miami, FSU, USF, WVU, Clemson
Leader(s): Miami
Status: Verbal Commitment to UM
Chance: Excellent

UPDATES:

2/21/13: Trevor Darling is another quality OT from South Florida. Trevor was an early Canes’ verbal and has remained a very strong commit. He’s ranked the #20 OT in the nation with a 92 rating, according to the 247Sports Composite. Trevor is projected by some experts at guard at the next level but Miami is recruiting him as an OT.

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3. Name: Reilly Gibbons

Hometown/School: St Petersburg Catholic (Saint Petersburg, FL)
HT: 6-6 | WT: 278 | 40:
Season Stats: NA
247sports Composite: Rating: 90 Rank: #25 OT
Scouting Report (s): NA
Schools of Interest: (33) Florida, FSU, Miami, USF, ND
Leader(s): Too early
Status: Offered
Chance: Too early

UPDATES:

2/21/13: Reilly Gibbons is another quality OT from Florida. Reilly is ranked the #25 OT in the nation with a 90 rating, according to the 247Sports Composite. He’s received 32 offers already.

Despite playing tight end for two years in high school, Gibbons projects as an OT at the college level. He successfully made the transition to OT last season. He is a teammate and very close friend of RB Ryan Green, who signed with FSU this month.

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4. Name: Braden Smith

Hometown/School: Olathe South Sr (Olathe, KS)
Ht: 6-6 | Wt: 282 | 40:
Season Stats: NA
247Sports Composite: Rating: 99 Rank: #1 OT
Scouting Report (s): NA
Schools of Interest: (18) NEB, OKL, TEX, TEX A&M, TCU
Leader(s): Too Early
Status: Offered
Chance: Too early

UPDATES:

2/21/13: Braden Smith is the #1 OT prospect in the country. Braden is from Olathe, Kansas. He has a 99 rating, according to the 247Sport Composite. He’s already garnered 18 offers from most of the major colleges programs. And that number will sure to grow.

At a recent UA combine, Braden clocked a 5.12 40, 4.65 pro-agility shuttle and 35 1/2 –inch vertical. He also had a combine best 39 reps of 185-pounds on the bench press. He’s a strong dude. Some experts are projecting him at guard at the college level.
The competition will be great for Smith, with every top program offering. To stand a chance of signing him, the Canes must get him on campus.

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5. Name: Chad Mavety

Hometown/School: Nassau Community College, Garden City, NY
HT: 6-6 | WT: 320 | 40: 4.80
Season Stats: NA
247sports Composite: Rating NR Rank: NR
Scouting Report (s): NA
Schools of Interest: (14) UM, Kansas, NCS, Ohio State, Oklahoma, Syracuse, TTU, VT, UW
Leader(s): Too early
Status: Offered
Chance: Too early

UPDATES:

2/21/13: Chad Mavety is the top JUCO offensive tackle in the country. Coach Golden and staff are going back into his old stomping grounds again to pull another gem out of the rough. Competition will again be fierce. Expect Alabama, FSU and Ohio State to be in the competition. It’s a long time until NSD.

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NOTE: Bentley Spain, Andy Bauer, and Orlando Brown have also been offered but have little to no interest in Miami.

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Comments (23)

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Tex, I like your work but about KC his recruitment should be ending within the next couple of months. I don't think "it's too early for leaders" I think most people know it's between Miami, The U, UM, the Hurricanes, and a small chance of Notre dame. He clearly isn't interested in Ohio State as for what he told Urban Meyer when he came to his school.
 
So how hard are we going after Smith and Gibbons?
 
Didn't KC like reject urban Meyer when he went to his school
 
Smith is Big 10 bound. Give me McDermott and Darling and Im good.
 


That's reilly, looks young and small, cool pic though
 
Tex, I like your work but about KC his recruitment should be ending within the next couple of months. I don't think "it's too early for leaders" I think most people know it's between Miami, The U, UM, the Hurricanes, and a small chance of Notre dame. He clearly isn't interested in Ohio State as for what he told Urban Meyer when he came to his school.

Hey HurricaneGlory...

Thanks for your kind words. I agree that Kc is as close to a verbal as you can get. However, I've learned the hard way that recruiting is a long and tedious process. Too many 17-18 yr. old kids call a school their "dream school" early and by the end of the process go someplace else (Bryant, Bostwick, etc). So I try not to post leaders too early, even if they look like locks. Kc is one of those, I admit.

Thanks for your question. Keep em coming...

:cigar:
 


That's reilly, looks youngish and small, cool pic though

No if you've seen golden in real life, he towers over you, literally a big man. This kid has the goods, we've been recruiting him for awhile
 
Ain't no 24 OT's in the nation better than Gibbons. That kid has the total package. FSU looks like an early leader unfortunately but he has been pretty quiet.
 
say what you will about Shannon, but give the man some credit for keeping our O line huge and stacked with quality depth.

looks like the formula is simple:

big athletic kids with no sunshine + big white boys who love fishing + some African hunters sprinkled in = quality O line

now if only we had a good coach to use the beasts properly...
 
say what you will about Shannon, but give the man some credit for keeping our O line huge and stacked with quality depth.

looks like the formula is simple:

big athletic kids with no sunshine + big white boys who love fishing + some African hunters sprinkled in = quality O line

now if only we had a good coach to use the beasts properly...

Yeah and that's with guys like Washington bailing early and Henderson being injured and not realizing his full potential yet. OL recruiting has been really strong, especially since Florida isn't exactly known for mass producing great linemen.
 
say what you will about Shannon, but give the man some credit for keeping our O line huge and stacked with quality depth.

looks like the formula is simple:

big athletic kids with no sunshine + big white boys who love fishing + some African hunters sprinkled in = quality O line

now if only we had a good coach to use the beasts properly...

Hey cane305...

I'm sorry but I have to call you out on this post. I'm just getting to know the poster here, but I find your stereotyping post a little ignorant and racist. Perhaps you can show me your 5 rings.

Tex
:cigar:
 
say what you will about Shannon, but give the man some credit for keeping our O line huge and stacked with quality depth.

looks like the formula is simple:

big athletic kids with no sunshine + big white boys who love fishing + some African hunters sprinkled in = quality O line

now if only we had a good coach to use the beasts properly...

Give Randy credit for O-line? I choose to give that credit to Stoutland. You know, the guy who Saban went after and is now in the NFL?

Randy was completely incompetent. The only credit he gets is damn near killing the football program.
 
That O-Line class with Henderson, Linder, Feliciano, McDermott....that was a big deal. And if Randy takes all the blame, he has to get all the credit too.
 
That O-Line class with Henderson, Linder, Feliciano, McDermott....that was a big deal. And if Randy takes all the blame, he has to get all the credit too.


File it under blind squirrell finds nut.


When you coach at The U, it's not hard to land SOME good prospects. The good coaches land a BUNCH of good prospects at DIFFERENT positions.
 
My ideal OL class at this early point would be Darling, McDermott, Gibbons and Nelson from NJ
 
Ain't no 24 OT's in the nation better than Gibbons. That kid has the total package. FSU looks like an early leader unfortunately but he has been pretty quiet.

Gibbons is going to be a very good OT in college, I would love to get him. Very athletic, good feet and has a frame to put good weight on.

Oh, and if KC McDermott isn't the #1 OT in the nation, then they're doing something wrong.
 

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