Ed Orgeron and the Tigers picked up a verbal commitment from Cincinnati running back Corey Kiner on Monday.
The 5’10” 205 pound Kiner is the 7th rated running back in the country according to the 247 composite rating, and the 10th best player in the state of Ohio. His offers include Ohio State, Michigan, Florida, USC and more.
According to the 247 scouting report, Kiner projects favorably to former Louisiana Tech running back Kenneth Dixon. Kiner is noted for being a good between the tackler runner with good acceleration, balance, and agility but is still developing his long speed and ability in the passing game.
Kiner marks the first running back for the class of 2021.
The announcement comes on the same day that five-star back Zachary Evans officially enrolled at TCU. At one point, LSU appeared to be the favorite for Evans but things broke down between player and school. Evans was then headed for Georgia but that relationship fell apart. The Tigers did land Kevontre Bradford very late before the February signing day, but you can bet Orgeron wanted more security at the position, especially with just four scholarship players on the roster heading into camp.
Kiner gives the Tigers ten commits for the class of 2021 and pushes them to 12th in the 247 team recruiting rankings. This is also the sixth prospect the Tigers have signed since quarantine began in early March.