Miami Hurricanes land Reid Mikeska as loaded ’23 TE room takes shape

The Miami Hurricanes had a big Sunday, receiving two commitments from offensive players. They landed wide receiver Colbie Young to begin the day, and they finished the day with a commitment from 2023 tight end Reid Mikeska.

Mikeska is a three-start tight end. He is the 29th overall tight end in the 2023 class, and has a numerical rating of 86 per the 247Sports Rankings.

He caught 24 passes for 229 yards and four touchdowns in the 2021 season for Bridgeland High School. The Cyprus, Texas native was part of a team that reached the Class  6A regional final.

His offer sheet was extremely impressive. The Miami Hurricanes managed to beat out several top programs for his services. Oklahoma, Clemson, and Alabama were some of the bigger programs to send an offer his way. Florida, Florida State, and Oregon were others. He was recruited in Miami by Stephen Feld.

This marks the second commitment in less than a week for Feld, as he also helped Miami land Jackson Carver last Wednesday.

What could he bring to the Miami Hurricanes?

Mikeska measures in at six-foot-five, 233 pounds. He will give the Miami Hurricanes a competent weapon in the passing game as well as somebody who’s not afraid to block. He can make things happen after the catch, and uses his size to bulldoze over defenders. This could certainly help Miami in a variety of ways, as that will allow them to have a player that can block for the running backs.

This offer is an interesting paradox in terms of Miami’s tight end commitments over the past week. Carver is more of a playmaking weapon. I see Mikeska as somebody that can handle more of the blocking duties. That’s not to say he is one-dimensional. Blocking was just something that really popped out on his highlight tape.

Miami has liked having two playmaking tight ends at the position over the years, and that trend continues with this commitment.

With this commitment, the 2023 Miami Hurricanes recruiting class ranks 37th overall nationally. Mikeska’s commitment makes the tight end room that much deeper for Miami.

Time will tell how Mikeska is going to be utilized. Chances are he will be able to make a positive impact in Coral Gables.


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