Acworth (Georgia) Kennesaw Mountain, four-star offensive linesman Connor Lew will play college football for the program he grew up with, announcing his allegiance to Miami early Friday night.

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Determined to play in the All-American Bowl after his senior season, Lew selected the Hurricanes from a list of offers that included Auburn, Clemson, and Georgia.

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“My dad is a big Miami fan,” Lew said. “I don’t think it’s a big secret if you see his social media. Being familiar and being close to the program every Saturday, going downstairs and seeing Miami play, familiarity is another thing for Miami.”

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After two falls, the older Lew will see his last name on the back of his favorite player uniform.

“He’s probably about to pass out,” Lew laughed.

Lew was one of the most coveted centers in the class of 2023 and is featured by Top247 as the nation’s 14th inside offensive lineman overall. He is the 17th number of the head coach. Mario Cristobal and his staff in a loop.

“I’d say a lot,” Lew said of what brought him to Coral Gables. “But the two most important factors for me were #1 given the fact that you have a head coach who is a forward line guy and develops offensive linemen along with a good offensive line coach, coach (Alex) Mirabal. I said it all the time, it’s really special. They are developing linemen. They proved it.”

Lew spent his official holiday on June 10.

“The family vibe I experienced during my official visit, I repeat this over and over again, the word family is used a lot in hiring, only a few schools I can name demonstrate this and Miami was one of them. “.

With Lew on Team Miami, he moved up two spots to finish 7th in the 247Sports Composite Team Recruiting Rankings, ahead of Clemson in the process of securing first place in the ACC.

“This class they’re creating has definitely caught the attention of a lot of people,” Liu said. “They are bringing in a lot of good players and getting a chance to be a part of it and also getting Miami back to work – that’s what we were talking about and getting Miami back to work and working alongside these talented recruits, the hype surrounding the program is real for some reason. , and the class they create is proof of that.”