What Is Miami Getting With The Latest Recruiting Commitment?

Hurricanes add recruit #6 to the 2025 class

Miami continues to scour the country to find and sign the nation’s best recruits.

Mario Cristobal and the Hurricanes now have six prospects in the recruiting fold. According to Rivals, Miami’s recruiting class is #15 in the country. The latest verbal commitment comes from Ohio State’s backyard and is the #193 player and No. 2 tight end in the country, per ESPN.

“It’s all about The U,” Luka Gilbert said on his X account showing him with a Canes uniform on and announcing his choice to attend Miami.

Gilbert plays tight end for Cincinnati (Ohio) Lakota West. Ohio State, Penn State, Michigan, Michigan State, Iowa, Kentucky, Florida, Texas A&M, Louisville, Arkansas, and Virginia Tech are some of Gilbert’s other offers.

He’s adding to an already quality tight end room and has the skills to compete. Here are three areas Gilbert excels going by his HUDL film.

This is a physical player. Lakota West uses Gilbert as an h-back quite often and it’s because he can seal the edge on an outside zone or overpower a linebacker in the hole.

Gilbert’s ability to catch the football is more like a top-notch wide receiver, too. He makes diving catches and snags the football right before it hits the ground as well. 

Finally, Gilbert’s frame is tremendous. He’s 6-foot-7 and 240 pounds. He provides the size to be an all-around tight end for the Hurricanes. UM likes to use 12 personnel, i.e. one running back and two tight ends. Gilbert will give the Canes the options as he could line up in the backfield, at h-back, as an inline tight end, or even out wide.

Luka Gilbert, welcome to The U!

Brian Smith


Fan Nation High school football recruiting analyst covering the state of Florida, as well as across the Southeastern United States and the state of Texas.