Acworth (Ga.) Kennesaw Mountain four-star offensive lineman Connor Lev will play his college football for the program he grew up with and announce his commitment to Miami early Friday night.
Lew, who was due to play in the All-American Bowl after his senior season, chose the Hurricanes over a bid list that included Auburn, Clemson and Georgia.
“My dad is a huge Miami fan,” Lew said. “I don’t think that’s a big secret looking at his social media. Being familiar and being on the schedule every Saturday and coming down and watching the Miami game, familiarity is another thing for Miami.
In two falls, the elder Lew will see his last name on the back of his favorite player’s uniform.
“He’ll probably pass out,” Lew laughed.
Lew was one of the most desirable centers in the 2023 class and is ranked by the Top247 as the #14 overall interior offensive lineman nationally. He’s commit #17 for the head coach Mario Cristobal and its collaborators in the cycle.
“I would say many things,” Lew said of what brought him to Coral Gables. “But the two biggest factors for me were #1 given that you have a head coach who is an offensive line guy and develops offensive lines alongside a good offensive line coach, Coach (Alex) Mirabal. I’ve been saying that all along, this is really special. Developing O-Linemen is something like what they do. They proved that.”
Lev took office on the weekend of March 10th.
“The family vibe I got on my official visit, I also keep saying, family is a very overused word in recruitment, only a handful of schools I can name demonstrate it, and Miami was one of them.”
With Lew in the group, Miami jumps two spots to No. 7 in the 247Sports Composite Team Recruiting Rankings, overtaking Clemson in the process for No. 1 in the ACC.
“This class that they built definitely got a lot of looks,” Lew said. “They bring a lot of good players and get a chance to be a part of that and bring Miami ‘back to work’ is what we said and bring Miami back to work and work with these talented recruits , the hype around the program is real for a reason and the class they build is a testament to that.”