Nick Linder, OL, Fort Lauderdale St. Thomas Aquinas
Ht.: 6-3 Wt.: 273 Class: 2014
Recruiting buzz: The younger brother of former Hurricane offensive lineman Brandon Linder, Nick Linder will give Miami another big body on the line. A smart player with solid pass-blocking skills and the ability to move downfield, he was a first-team All-County selection this season and anchored a line that helped the Raiders rush for more than 2,000 rushing yards. Was an Under-Armour All-American selection and considered interest from Florida State, Duke, Cincinnati and others but has been one of Miami’s longest standing commits in this class.
247 Composite: 3 stars
National overall: 1,053, National by position: 55, State overall: 155
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