Corey Gaynor is a backup center for the Miami Hurricanes in 2018, but could get some playing time at the guard position as well. Gaynor, who played in ten games including one start in 2017, is a product of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in south Florida. At six-foot-four, 285 pounds Gaynor has solid size for someone in the middle of the offense and adds a nasty streak to go with it.
The high school highlight tape above shows Gaynor’s mean streak and ability to finish his blocks. The former first-team All-Broward selection started the Georgia Tech victory in 2017 and played in the ACC Championship Game and the Orange Bowl Game as a freshman. As a former three-star prospect Gaynor doesn’t have the media attention of Navaughn Donaldson or other top rated linemen but will be part of the rotation and eventually a starter at Miami.
In addition to center and guard, Gaynor lined up as a blocking back last season but with Realus George arriving on campus that package may not be in the playbook any longer. The versatility to play both guard and center, and the athleticism to line up in the backfield as a blocker shows the depth of Gaynor’s abilities. Any time a young player shows intensity and athleticism they find their way onto the field especially with the offensive line woes the ‘Canes have suffered the past two seasons.