On the first day of fall practice, the Hurricanes also won on the recruiting trail.
Three-star offensive lineman Connor Lew picked Miami on Friday, choosing the Hurricanes over offers from Auburn, Clemson, Georgia and more. He announced his decision on a local news channel.
“This decision came down to the wire for me, but I just got that feeling that everybody talks about,” Lew said on the broadcast. “My relationship and connection with that staff has truly been special this whole process, and I just felt that that’s where I needed to be.”
Lew, who is listed at 6-3 and 280 pounds, is rated the No. 36 interior offensive lineman and the No. 510 player in the 2023 class by 247Sports’ composite ranking. He will play in the All-American Bowl after his senior season.
Lew, a standout senior at Kennesaw Mountain High in Kennesaw, Georgia. As a junior, he played center while also seeing time on the defensive line, making 15 tackles and seven tackles for loss with one sack. Lew’s team went 10-2 last season.
“I’m going far from home, and that was something I had to take into account,” “But just trusting that staff and giving my all. I know they’re going to take care of me down there.”
Lew is the fifth offensive lineman to join the Hurricanes’ 2023 class, joining five-star prospect Francis Mauigoa and three-star prospects Antonio Tripp Jr., Tommy Kinsler and Frankie Tinilau.