Miami Hurricanes

Miami Hurricanes: Four-star tackle Michael McLaughlin commits to program

In what is a huge commitment for the Miami Hurricanes football program, Michael McLaughlin committed to the program on Monday afternoon.

McLaughlin is the 27th overall offensive tackle in his class . He is the 45th overall player in his class from the state of Florida per the 247Sports Composite Rankings.

In addition to Miami, McLaughlin was also recruited by Boston College, Coastal Carolina, FIU, and Florida State.

Currently, the Miami Hurricanes 2021 recruiting class is stellar. It ranks fifth overall nationally and is second in the ACC per the 247Sports Team Rankings.

This is a big get for the offensive line, considering they just lost Zach Dykstra. Not only do they make up for the loss of Dykstra, they brought in a quality player. Dykstra was more of a depth piece. McLaughlin is a player that could be a starter sooner rather than later. It will be interesting to see how much his stock rises over the course of his senior season in the fall.

McLaughlin should be asset to Miami Hurricanes

What does McLaughlin bring to the program? For one, he is excellent in pass protection. When I watched his highlights, I saw him quite literally bully his man. He was able to set his feet, and execute his block. That type of rough play style McLaughlin brings will also be helpful with creating running lanes. Measuring in at six-foot-seven, 255 pounds, McLaughlin can very easily gain the upper hand on his man, and give the backs running room.

This was a huge get for the Miami Hurricanes. This only adds to the notion that they have been extremely active and successful on the recruiting trail. This offseason in particular, we have seen Miami really focus on getting quality players. After what was a difficult season last year, this is something that they definitely needed to do.

If they can continue to churn out solid recruiting classes, that will only mean good things for the program moving forward.

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