Miami football adds third 2023 commit OL Antonio Tripp

ORLANDO, FL - AUGUST 24: (L-R) Florida.(Photo by Mark Brown/Getty Images)
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Four-star offensive lineman Antonio Tripp is the third commit to the 2023 Miami football class. Tripp committed on Tuesday via Twitter. Rivals.Com reported that Tripp chose Miami primarily over Penn State and South Carolina. Tripp is the 328th ranked player, 19th interior OL and seventh in Maryland in the Class of 2023.

Wide receivers Lamar Seymore and Andy Jean were the first two Miami football commits for 2023. Tripp is also the first out-of-state 2023 Miami commit. Tripp will be the first of many OL head coach Mario Cristobal and OL coach Alex Mirabal will sign in the trenches for Miami. Cristobal will make the line of scrimmage a priority.

Miami added OL Anez Cooper and Matthew McCoy plus Oregon transfer Logan Sagapolu upfront to the 2022 roster. Sagapolu will have three years of eligibility remaining. Miami could lose multiple players on the OL following the 2022 season. Versatile OL D.J. Scaife is entering his last season of eligibility in 2022.

Left tackle Zion Nelson is likely to leave for the 2023 NFL Draft. Several other Miami OL have the option of entering the 2023 NFL Draft or could decide to transfer. Rivals expects Tripp to be a player that needs to get in the strength and conditioning program and improve his pass blocking before being a regular contributor.

David Wilson of the Miami Herald reported that Tripp committed to the Hurricanes after visiting on the first day of Spring Practice on Monday. Tripp mostly played tackle for the McDonogh School but projects as an IOL in college. The commitment from Tripp makes him the highest-ranked OL recruit in the short Cristobal era.

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The commitment from Tripp came after he initially stated he would announce his commitment in June. Tripp was initially offered a scholarship by Miami in June. The visit from Tripp came less than a week after the dead period ended. Tripp told 247 Sports it’s big that Cristobal played the same position at Miami that he will play.