Kirkland lands his second offer
Miami (Fla.) Booker T. Washington junior offensive lineman Denver Kirkland said he received his second verbal offer this past week.
"I already had an offer from Rutgers but now Miami has offered me also," Kirkland said. "The Miami offer just came."
Kirkland explains how he came to find out he was being offered by the Hurricanes.
"They called my head coach and then I got on the phone with them," Kirkland said. "I was talking with Coach (Al) Golden, the head coach at Miami. He told me congratulations and that I have an offer from Miami. He said he was looking forward to getting me there and playing with them."
The 6-foot-4, 300-pound offensive tackle talked about what it meant to land the offer from the hometown team.
"It means a lot," Kirkland said. "Growing up, I always watched them on television. They are one of the schools I have always wanted to go to when it comes to going to a college."
So far this season, Kirkland hasn't attended any college games. He is hoping to change that in the next week or two.
"I am hoping to go to the game this Thursday (against Virginia)," Kirkland said. "I am going to try to make that one."
Kirkland's first offer was extended by Rutgers. He received that during the summer when he camped with them.
"It was a great experience," Kirkland said. "I got to meet some of the players and all of the coaches. I had a meeting with the head coach (Greg Schiano) while I was there. It was just a great experience."
According to Kirkland, other schools showing interest in him include Florida and South Florida.