- Jared Shanker, ESPN Staff Writer
Miami (Fla.) led for Cincinnati Moeller three-star offensive tackle Alex Gall when he began his visit to Miami on Monday, and the Hurricanes solidified that position and more over the last few days.
On Wednesday, Gall, the nation’s 60th-best tackle, became the Canes’ seventh commitment in the 2013 class.
“Everything I needed answered I got answered, and everything I needed to see I saw,” he said. “I met everyone, talked to everyone. I really feel great about it and really like everything. I just love it and there’s nothing I would change about it.
“… I’m 100 percent committed. I’m not even going to bat an eye if anything else comes my way. This is where I want to be and where I am going to be.”
A Cincinnati native, Gall (6-foot-5, 290 pounds) had some questions about what it would be like going to school and living more than 1,000 miles away from his Ohio home. After talking with coach Al Golden, line coach Art Kehoe and the strength coach, he felt comfortable Miami is the right place for him.
“Just some academic stuff, seeing what they do as far as academics. The living situation and meeting Coach Golden was a big thing,” he said. “What their goal is. They’re looking for good people. They want good players obviously, but they want you to be a good person and want to instill that in their players. He’s really pushing his players to go to that next level, reach a new level of play, and that sounds awesome to me.”
Gall will remain in Miami through Friday and said he could go back to campus Thursday and hang out with ESPN 150 quarterback and Canes commit Kevin Olsen.
Gall had a top two of Miami and Wisconsin, but the Badgers did not offer Gall. Kentucky, West Virginia, Indiana, Cincinnati, Pittsburgh and Duke rounded out his top eight.
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