Signing Day 2017: OL Kai-Leon Herbert signs with Miami Hurricanes

Kai-Leon Herbert (247Sports)
Kai-Leon Herbert (247Sports)

[All Hurricanes recruiting bios]

A big man, and a big late win for Miami’s signing class — Kai-Leon Herbert is a Hurricane.

The Hurricanes, looking to improve their offensive line, beat Florida for one of the best O-line prospects in the state.

“Miami has been my dream school since I was four or five years old,” he told the Sun Sentinel.

More about him:

Kai-Leon Herbert


Status: signed

Size: 6-5, 285

School: Plantation-American Heritage

Stats: N/A

Stars: Four (Rivals, ESPN), three (247)

Rank: No. 12 offensive tackle, 99th overall (ESPN), No. 25 (Rivals), No. 71, 769th (247)

Projection: High-end tackle or guard. Herbert, like many linemen coming out of high school, needs to get stronger. However, he’s quick and nasty, and has the requisite size and length. ESPN called him a “smart kid who recognizes and adjusts to stunts and blitzes,” which gives him another advantage in a conference filled with quick pass-rushers.

Fun facts: This crazy, bloody, zombiefied recruiting commitment video was all for naught … Herbert acted in a short film with Bleacher Report in which he killed the undead fans of other Big Ten schools, Walking Dead-style, until he revealed himself to be a Michigan pledge. No really, watch this. And remember it fondly. He didn’t do another video when he committed to Miami recently, but hoo boy, imagine what he might have done if he had the time … Chose Miami over Florida … Wore No. 57 in high school … Also played at Cardinal Gibbons in Fort Lauderdale.

On tape: Rivals 5-star challenge OL vs. DL 1-on-1s (skip to 5:49 mark): … Hudl highlight page:


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