Late on Monday night, the Miami Hurricanes got a big boost to the 2019 recruiting class when Ft. Lauderdale (FL) St. Thomas Aquinas 4-star LB Avery Huff committed to the Canes.
Proud to announce that I'm committed to @MiamiHurricanes @Coach_MannyDiaz @MarkRicht @SlyJohnson3 @larryblustein @247Sports @Andrew_Ivins @CoachHarriott @DavidFurones_ @SFHSSports @Solomon_STA pic.twitter.com/aDmQApVD5h— July 21 (@Averyhuff9) May 8, 2018
Needing big numbers at LB in this class, Miami has obviously set out with the mentality and legwork to get multiple high level players committed in this group, and Huff is just the latest player to join that group.
After playing for Hollywood (FL) McArthur for the past few years, Huff made the move to transfer to national powerhouse Aquinas for his senior year. Immediately upon his transfer this winter, Huff’s recruiting profile skyrocketed, with numerous teams jumping into the fray for the 6’4” 200lb ‘backer.
As I said in the last sentence, Huff has great size and length at 6’4” 200lbs. He’s a great OLB prospect who should be able to stay on the field during passing situations. A 4-star rated recruit with immense potential, Huff is the kind of player who should be a valued addition to the Canes’ defense in the years to come.
And, if Huff is a new name to you, so you think he’s not a quality take, I offer this tweet to the contrary:
Power 5 assistant coach told me today that he thinks Avery Huff is the top linebacker not only in South Florida, but the state. Huge get for Manny Diaz and the Hurricanes.— Andrew Ivins (@Andrew_Ivins) May 8, 2018
Huff is the 12th commitment to Miami’s 2019 recruiting class, and the 4th linebacker. He joins St. Thomas Aquinas teammate Anthony Solomon, Mount Dora (FL) Home and Bible School’s Jesiah Pierre, and Miami (FL) Northwestern’s Samuel Brooks in that position group in this class. And, with an incredible wealth of talent at the position locally and in-state this cycle, Miami may not yet be done at LB (and might not be done with Aquinas LBs for that point, either).
For a better look at Huff, here are his HUDL highlights