The No. 1 defensive tackle in the 2018 class, Bradenton (Fla.) IMG Academy 5-star DT Taron Vincent, has made it very clear that both Ohio State and Florida State are his current leaders within his recruitment.
Despite, Miami not leading for Vincent. That doesn’t mean he won’t take a visit to the Canes during the process. Even though, he only has talked to Miami defensive line coach Craig Kuligowski once, he still has high interest in the Canes.
“I think the U has changed around with the new coaching staff and have a good shot on being back on top in a few years,” Vincent commented. “It’s definitely a school I would like to look into.”
Vincent announced a while back that he will be transferring from Gilman High School located in Baltimore, Maryland. Instead, he will be taking his talented to Bradenton, Florida at IMG Academy. Due to the transfer, he didn’t get a chance to attend Miami’s Paradise Camp last month. However, Vincent will visit the Canes this season for a game.
“Yes, I think I’m planning on going to a game, but not sure what game yet. I am looking forward to seeing how the new coaching staff works out this season.”
As the top-rated defensive tackle, Vincent is being pursued by a ton of major programs and holds 20-plus offers. Not to mention, being the son of former NFL defensive back, Troy Vincent, he was recruited at an early age. However, Vincent plans to announce his commitment at the end of the season.
“I plan to announce my commitment sometime after this season. Academics and the coaching staff will play the biggest factors in my commitment.”
As of right now, Miami landing or even looking like a potential leader looks to be a huge question mark. However, Vincent has heavy interest in Miami and wants to visit. If the coaching staff can get him on campus for a visit, they may have a shot here. However, Ohio State currently leads in the 247Sports Crystal Ball with 9 total votes.