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Four-star OT visits Miami

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Four-star offensive tackle Vinston Painter out of Norfolk (Va.) Maury took his second official visit of the season over the weekend. The 6-foot-6, 317-pounder made his way to South Beach to witness Miami's final game at the Orange Bowl.
"I had a good time," he said. "I took a look at the school, watched them play in the game. It didn't turn out well, but I still had a good time.
"I got there on Saturday and went to Dolphins Stadium, then I went out to eat and to the game. Since we lost on Friday, their loss kind of reminded me of how we lost. I guess at the time, it wasn't so good. I knew what those players were going through after the game.
"I did enjoy all the festivities. I got a chance to see The Rock and the beginning of the game was off the charts. The atmosphere there was great. I still had a good time."
On Sunday, Painter met with the coaches and took a tour of the school.
"I walked around the campus and it was a nice school," he said. "I got a tour of the classes and the coaches are good guys. They are laid back type of people that I can talk with about anything, just like the players.
"I also talked every day with Coach Shannon. He's a cool dude. He's the kind of coach I could play for."
The Rivals250 prospect enjoyed his trip to Miami, but what's next?
"I had a good time and they showed me everything. Now I just have to go home and sit on it for awhile," he said. "I don't know about any other visits at this time. I'll just have to look around."
As for a decision, Painter maintains his intentions to wait.
"I'm still waiting for the Army All-American Bowl, if I get that."
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