With less than two weeks before four-star safety, Kamren Kinchens announces his college commitment, the Miami football program still appears to be the prohibitive favorite to sign the Miami Northwestern star.
The 11th ranked 2021 Miami recruiting class hopes to add four-star safety Kamren Kinchens when he announces his college destination on July 11. The competition for Kinchens appears to be primarily between the Auburn and Miami football programs. Miami currently holds the two crystal balls for Kinchens.
Auburn is gaining ground on the Hurricanes according to a report by Andrew Ivins of Inside the U last week. Texas A&M is one of three finalists for Kinchens with Miami and Auburn. It would be a long shot for Kinchens to sign with the Aggies. Ivins reported that Auburn is confident where they stand with Kinchens.
Some of the prevailing thinking is that after four-star wide receiver Romello Brinson, who is Kinchens’ teammate at Miami Northwestern, commited to the Miami football program earlier this month that Kinchens joining the Hurricanes 2021 recruiting class is merely a formality. There are a lot of factors in Kinchens’ decision.
Auburn and Miami are very different schools. The Tigers offer a college town atmosphere with an on-campus stadium and better competition playing in the SEC West against the toughest division in the country. Miami offers Kinchens a chance to stay home and help re-build the Hurricanes into an elite program.
The relationships that Ephraim Banda has built as a Miami recruiter have paid dividends for the Hurricanes over the past four and half years. Banda and 2020 signee Avantae Williams became close. The relationship between Banda and Williams led to the four-star safety’s decision to sign with Miami in February.
Banda has a similarly good relationship with Kinchens. Ivins reported that he believes that reports that Kinchens would wind up with Auburn are smoke at this point and the relationship between Banda and Kinchens could be why Miami gets the commitments July 11.