Brandon Linder Commits to “The U”
The University of Miami 2010 recruiting class is getting near full capacity but they just got a commitment from a much coveted prospect. Highly recruited St. Thomas Aquinas offensive lineman Brandon Linder made his pledge to Miami on Saturday to bolster the Canes’ recruiting class.
Linder has been as impressive an offensive lineman as there has been in his class. The 6’6″ 290 lbs. behemoth has been a starter on one of the nation’s most regarded programs for three years. As a sophomore, Linder was the starting center on a St. Thomas team that won the Florida St. 5A championship. As a junior, Linder moved to the all important position of left tackle and was in charge of protecting the backside of former Aquinas quarterback Ryan Becker as St. Thomas opened up their offense. This season, Linder anchored the men in the trenches and led Aquinas to the state semi-finals.
The pick up is huge for the Hurricanes who are looking to bolster their offensive line play and become even more explosive under the direction of offensive coordinator Mark Whipple. Linder becomes the sixth offensive line recruit to commit to Miami in an area of focus. Linder now becomes the highest rated offensive line recruit to commit to Miami thus far at 4 stars (Scout.com).
The Hurricanes still have their eyes on #1 ranked overall recruit offensive tackle Seantrel Henderson out of Minnesota and word is that Henderson has boiled it down the Miami and USC. Landing both Linder and Henderson would shoot Miami near the top in the 2010 class rankings for those of you who care about those things.
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Linder will be joined at Miami by his St. Thomas Aquinas teammate Jermaine Barton. Barton is a three star rated recruit by Scout.com.