NCF On The Trail: Nick Linder

Miami's offensive line, from a forward-thinking perspective, has been greatly upgraded over the last two weeks.

First it was Kc McDermott (Wellington, Fla./Palm Beach Central) picking the Hurricanes over Notre Dame last Tuesday. And Reilly Gibbons (St. Petersburg, Fla./St. Petersburg Catholic), also an ESPN Watch List offensive tackle, doubled the Hurricanes' tally on Monday afternoon, his father confirmed.

Gibbons said Miami considers him to be a left tackle prospect.

During his recruitment, Gibbons racked up offers from across the country. Arkansas, Auburn, Cincinnati, Clemson, Colorado, Duke, Florida, Florida State, Georgia Tech, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Mississippi State, Missouri, Nebraska, North Carolina, North Carolina state, Northwestern, Ohio State, Oklahoma, Purdue, Rutgers, South Carolina, South Florida, Tennessee, Vanderbilt, Virginia and West Virginia all offered.

Art Kehoe, the Hurricanes offensive line coach and longtime assistant, led Miami's pursuit of Gibbons.

Gibbons joins not only McDermott, but also Nick Linder (Ft. Lauderdale, Fla./St. Thomas Aquinas) Trevor Darling (Miami/Central) as other offensive linemen committed to Miami.

The Hurricanes are now up to six commitments for the Class of 2014.

Weekly Commitment Roundup 

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Florida State
Blake McClain DE Jacksonville, Fla./Sandalwood
HT: 6-3 WT: 250

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Nick Linder follows brother to The U 

March, 7, 2013
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The Miami Hurricanes received a pledge Wednesday night from junior offensive lineman Nick Linder (Fort Lauderdale, Fla./St. Thomas Aquinas), according to multiple sources. He is the younger brother of Hurricanes guard Brandon Linder.

At this time, Linder's only scholarship offer is from Miami. His primary recruiter was Hurricanes defensive coordinator Mark D'Onofrio. Other programs, such as Cincinnati, Duke and Rutgers, were showing interest.

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