Miami lands former Florida commit OL Tommy Kinsler



Miami is on an impressive run of commitments and the Hurricanes stayed hot after landing former Florida commit Tommy Kinsler on Thursday. It’s just the most recent victory over the programs in-state rival with recent wins coming for Miami in the forms of Top247 linebacker Malik Bryant, Top247 linebacker Raul Aguirre, and Top247 quarterback Jaden Rashada.

The 6-foot-6, 330-pound offensive lineman out of Ocala (Fla.) Trinity Catholic took an official visit to Miami the final weekend in June where he was joined by Miami commits Top247 wide receiver Nathaniel Joseph and Bryant amongst other top targets.

The trip also came just a week after a public commitment to Billy Napier and the Gators. Now, a little over a month after that declaration, which backed off shortly after the Miami visit, Kinsler becomes the newest member of Miami’s class. He’s long been a top target for Mario Cristobal and Alex Mirabal since the pair arrived in South Florida from Oregon.

“I love their coaches. I love Coach Mirabal,” Kinsler told InsideTheU shortly before going public with his commitment. “I feel like they will develop me the best. The next three of four years they will make me the best I can be.”

The official visit was the first time they were able to get the rising senior, who also took a trip to Rutgers in June, held offers from Tennessee, Florida State, Ole Miss, Mississippi State, and Louisville amongst others.

Miami plans to develop Kinsler as a tackle in Coral Gables, but it is worth noting that the program cross-trains their linemen, so Kinsler could potentially kick inside during his collegiate career.

Kinsler becomes commitment No. 4 for Miami on the offensive line for Mirabal joining Bradenton IMG Academy five-star Francis Mauigoa, Owings Mills (MD.) McDonough’s Antonio Tripp and Miami La Salle’s Frankie Tinilau. He is commit No. 16 overall for the group.

Miami’s class is currently ranked No. 8 nationally and is just decimal points away from jumping Penn State for the No. 7 spot. 

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