Without a doubt, and this shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone who follows the Miami Hurricanes, UM needs to land several quality offensive linemen for their 2021 recruiting class. One of those OL targets for the Canes is going to be Ryan Rodriguez out of Columbus High School in Miami.
Rodriguez has become a popular name throughout the last several weeks, as the Hurricanes have started to pursue him more heavily. Rodriguez was at Miami’s Junior Day in late January, and was one of the top performers that day.
The Dade County product was the starting left tackle on a Columbus team that captured the state championship at the 8A level in the state of Florida, and paved the way for a powerful rushing attack on offense with his tremendous blocking.
He’s being called one of the more technically sound offensive lineman in South Florida, and while he’s played left tackle at Columbus, it’s been reported that he’s projected as a center once he gets to college.
I think Rodriguez should be at the top of the list for OC Rhett Lashlee and OL coach Garin Justice. Miami has their left tackle for the future in true freshman Jalen Rivers, and they’ll be looking for their next center to take over once Corey Gaynor leaves Coral Gables, and I think Rodriguez can be that guy.
The Hurricanes have one offensive lineman committed to the 2021 class thus far, guard Laurence Seymore out of Miami Central. If you can keep Seymore committed, and then add Rodriguez to play center, the Canes will be well on their way to building their offensive line of the future.