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OL Moritz Schmoranzer Talks Hurricanes Ahead of Miami Official Visit

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German-born class of 2024 offensive lineman Moritz Schmoranzer started playing tackle football during the summer before his sophomore year. His transition to the offensive line was even more recent, as this happened during the following summer before his junior season.

As a former wide receiver and outside linebacker, Schmoranzer says that this positional background has offered some advantages as an offensive lineman.

“Oh definitely my athleticism. I would say I’m very fast for my size and very bendable. I’m flexible. I’m very mobile,” Schmoranzer told LifeWallet Sports.

The 6-foot-4, 280-pound prospect’s recruitment has blown up in recent months, as he’s received 16 Division I offers since Feb. 1. Schmoranzer took his first two official visits to Virginia Tech and West Virginia.

Schmoranzer was already very familiar with Virginia Tech’s campus because he lives only a 40-minute car ride away.

“I think that was like my seventh or eighth time on campus, so I know my way around,” Schmoranzer said. “I also knew some of the players already, so it just felt like familiar.”

He knew less about West Virginia heading into his visit there, but he still enjoyed his trip to Morgantown.

“I didn’t know a lot about it. I just went there with no high expectations or anything, but definitely it was an amazing visit,” Schmoranzer said. “What stood about West Virginia is the bond the players have with each other and with the coaches.”

Schmoranzer’s next official visit be this upcoming weekend at Miami. He announced this visit on Tuesday after receiving an offer from the Hurricanes on Monday.

“I was very, very surprised and happy. It just happened pretty quickly. [Offensive line coach Alex] Mirabal, he told me to call him, and I called him and then we just spoke for a while and he offered me,” Schmoranzer said about his offer from Miami. “I know that they have a winning culture, and just the city of Miami, it’s an international city. I didn’t know a lot about it, but I’m going to learn more about it this weekend.”

His final official visit in June will be to Pittsburgh from June 22-24. Schmoranzer has already taken an unofficial visit to Pittsburgh, and he’s looking forward to “learning more about the academic standpoint they have there, and also like their practice and how they operate.”

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