The Hurricanes ramped up the future of their offensive line when 4-star offensive lineman Tyree St. Louis of IMG Academy (Bradenton, Florida) and 3-star offensive lineman Brendan Loftus of Godby high school (Tallahassee, Florida) committed to Miami on Tuesday.
St. Louis chose Miami over Florida, Tennessee, and Mississippi State. According to canesport.com, St. Louis’ relationship with Miami offensive line coach Art Kehoe played a major factor in his decision.
“He played a big part because he has coached a lot of big-name guys,” St. Louis said of offensive line coach Art Kehoe. “He can better my game and get me ready for the NFL because that has always been my dream.”
Although he has never visited Miami’s campus, that did not hold him back from joining the U. He will visit Coral Gables for “U” Day next month.
St. Louis’ future teammate, Brendan Loftus also decided to join the Canes’ family. He chose Miami over Florida Atlantic and Wisconsin.
Loftus grew up a Florida State fan and never imagined he would wind up playing against his hometown team one day. After he camped at Miami, he knew that Coral Gables was where he would be playing college football.
“I got to see the way the coaches interact with the campers, there were players out there having fun and the campus, you can’t really beat a Miami campus,” Loftus said. “I like the coaches (he was recruited by Brennan Carroll and Art Kehoe), they’re real family oriented. I like how they treat people.”
He is very impressed with how head coach Al Golden is trying vigorously to bring Miami back to the top.
“I like how (Miami is) rebuilding the program since everything happened these past years,” Loftus said. “They’re going out and recruiting harder than ever, are bringing things back to how they used to be.”
Loftus stated that he will not be taking any other official visits and that Miami will receive his signature in February.