Denver Kirkland Set to Announce, Has Leader
The Miami Hurricanes had a big recruiting weekend that started on Jan. 18, hosting some of the top targets for the Class of 2013 along with several commits. Miami (Fla.) Booker Washington offensive lineman Denver Kirkland–one of the nation’s premier uncommitted prospects–was among the visitors in attendance.
On his official visit to Miami, Kirkland had a great time and spoke a lot with offensive line coach Art Kehoe. The two discussed the different positions he will play on the line if he were to attend Miami. Kehoe stressed the versatility that he likes out his lineman, which translates to being able to play all four positions.
CaneInsider.com has learned that the 6-foot-5, 335-pound talented prospect has set his decision date for Feb. 1, the Friday before National Signing Day (Feb. 6). The reasoning for this relatively early commitment is out of respect for the college programs he’s considering. By not waiting until NSD, it will give the other programs time and opportunity to focus on other targets.
Kirkland and his mother will be flying cross-country to Arkansas this weekend for his last official visit. Prior to that, however, he will be attending Miami’s basketball game against Duke this Wednesday. He has already taken visits to Ole Miss, Florida State, South Florida and Miami.
Currently, Miami is in the lead with Florida State and Ole Miss rounding out his top three.