- Tom VanHaaren, ESPN Staff Writer
The University of Miami (Fla.) became the third program to offer 2013 offensive lineman Hunter Bivin (Owensboro, Ky./Apollo), joining Kentucky and Vanderbilt. The 6-foot-6, 290-pound lineman has been hearing from big-time schools, and received this offer after an in-school visit from Miami's offensive line coach, Art Kehoe.
Bivin's coach, Billy Cooper, said they were not only surprised by the offer but by the visit as well.
"I had no idea that he was coming down today, and Hunter was pretty blown away by it," Cooper said. "We weren't expecting that at all. He had been getting letters and things like that, but this was a big deal for our little school."
This offer was a big deal to both Bivin and his coach, but they expect more to be on their way in the near future.
"Hunter's recruiter at Notre Dame, Tim Hinton, went to Ohio State, and they've been contacting him quite a bit," he said. "I know Michigan (linebacker coach) Mark Smith came by to see him, too. These offers so far have just been off his highlight film on YouTube, so once he gets out and sees more places I think more will come in."
Bivin is a part of the ESPNU 150 watch list and has already taken visits to Michigan, Ohio State, Notre Dame, Auburn and Kentucky among others.
The University of Miami (Fla.) became the third program to offer 2013 offensive lineman Hunter Bivin (Owensboro, Ky./Apollo), joining Kentucky and Vanderbilt.