On Wednesday class of 2013 offensive tackle Alex Gall verbally committed to the University of Miami.
Over the years the school gained fame and recognition by winning seven State football championships and five mythical National championships under then head coach Gerry Faust.
Faust managed to amass an impressive 178-23-2 record at Moeller from 1962 to 1980. Unfortunately for Notre Dame that led them to decide to hire Faust to coach the Fighting Irish in 1981 to replace Dan Devine who had resigned.
Faust finished his first season at ND at 5-6 and never won more than seven games in a season. He ended his career with the Irish at 30-26-1 and never contended for a championship before being fired in 1985.
Measuring in at 6'-5" and 295 pounds Gall is currently rated as a three-star prospect by all of the recruiting services and as the #60 overall offensive tackle in the Nation.
Gall had over 15 offers from prominent colleges all over the Country including UM rival FSU along with North Carolina, Pittsburgh, West Virginia, Duke, Indiana, Kentucky, Cincinatti and Louisville.
Hurricanes offensive line coach Art Kehoe was directly responsible for recruiting Gall to Miami. One source said that Gall was pursued hard by Kehoe and was at the very top of his "must get" list for the 2013 class much like Norland OT Erick Flowers was last year.
That makes Kehoe, the legendary and lifetime Miami coach with five National Championship rings, now two for two in getting his top OL prospect over the last two years.
As most football fans know it all starts up front along the line of scrimmage. For the Hurricanes to be successful in 2012 and beyond the offensive line in particular must step up to the challenge and protect whichever quarterback wins the starting role this season to replace the recently graduated Jacory Harris.
Kehoe, who has coached many star players in the past at UM such as Leon Searcy, Vernon Carey, Brett Romberg, Bryant McKinnie, Eric Winston, Joaquin Gonzalez, K.C. Jones and Richard Mercier, certainly has his work cut out for him as whoever wins the QB competition this year will be a first-year, full time starter for the Hurricanes.
Stephen Morris, Ryan Williams or any other QB on Miami's roster will certainly need all of the protection, time and space they can get to execute Miami's intellectually demanding and complex pro-style offense.