Consensus four-star offensive guard Laurence Seymore who is the highest-rated commit in the 2021 Miami football class was named the offensive line Most Valuable Player at the Rivals.Com camp held this weekend in Hialeah.
Consensus four-star offensive guard Laurence Seymore who is the highest-rated commit in the 2021 Miami football recruiting class was named the offensive line most valuable player at the Rivals.Com camp held in Hialeah this past weekend. Seymore is currently the only offensive lineman committed to Miami for 2021.
Signing offensive linemen in the 2021 recruiting class will be critical for the Miami football program. The Hurricanes only signed two offensive tackles for 2020. Four-star Jalen Rivers and three-star Chris Washington who both enrolled in early January. Rivers and Seymore will likely anchor future Miami offensive lines.
The 6’1.5, 293 pound Seymore is the 206th ranked player in the country, the seventh-ranked offensive guard and the 27th ranked player in Florida in the Class of 2021. Seymore currently preps at Miami Central. Navaughn Donaldson is the only 2020 senior currently on the Miami football roster.
With Donaldson graduating, Seymore will have an excellent chance to come in and start immediately in 2021. Rivers is expected to challenge for a starting role at tackle this fall. Seymore earning the MVP at the Rivals Camp was impressive. He outperformed other higher-ranked linemen according to Rivals.Com.
Seymore out-performed some of the other heralded lineman to win this MVP award but it was very close. The Miami commit did a great job keeping defensive linemen out of the backfield. Seymore’s first punch sent most defenders backwards and he did a nice job resetting his feet and hands to stay in front of them.
There is still room for him to fill out his frame but he has time to take care of that before he graduates.
— Rivals Camp Series (@RivalsCamp) February 9, 2020
The Miami offensive line is likely to fluctuate before Seymore matriculates in 2021. Four offensive linemen on the Hurricanes roster will be juniors in eligibility in 2020. Only Corey Gaynor who started all 13 games at center in 2019 has started a game in his Miami career among that quartet.
Zach Dykstra, Kai-Leon Herbert and Zalon’tae Hillery are heading into their redshirt junior seasons this fall and have been not performed up to the level expected of them when they signed in 2017. Heading into their fourth season in the Miami football program the Hurricanes need them to perform.
Other linemen to watch in 2020 with a chance to hold off a challenge from Seymore in 2021 are rising redshirt sophomore, Cleveland Reed, rising sophomore Jakai Clark who started 12 games in 2019, rising redshirt sophomore John Campbell and potentially rising sophomore Zion Nelson who primarily played tackle in 2019.
Delone Scaife was named the offensive MVP for the Miami football team in 2019. Scaife was invaluable on the Hurricanes offensive line playing both guard and tackle. Scaife will be junior in 2020. If Scaife decides to return for his senior season in 2021, he is not as likely to be challenged by Seymore as the aforementioned linemen.