Another South Floridian will be wearing navy and gold.
Butch Davis and the Panthers have acquired their second commitment in the 2021 recruiting cycle in three-star offensive tackle, Kareem Harden.
Harden chose FIU over numerous power-five programs such as West Virginia, Pittsburgh, Kentucky, Syracuse, and others.
Harden — 6-foot-5, 290 pounds — is ranked as the No. 126 offensive tackle in the nation and the No. 187 player in Florida per 247Sports Composite. The Panthers were in desperate need of help on the offensive line, finishing 65th in rushing offense last season. Luckily, the Stranahan star will assist the struggling o-line with his height, power, and quick feet.
With the addition of Harden, FIU offensive line coach, Joel Rodriguez, looks to take his offensive line to the next level.
Harden will be pairing up with Miami Northwestern linebacker A’Mahri McCray to put the Panthers on the map.