Four-star safety Kamren Kinchens announced his top 5 schools on Thursday, listing the Miami Hurricanes, LSU, Texas A&M, Nebraska, and Auburn.
Kinchens (5-foot-11, 190 lbs) is one of the top defensive backs and return specialists in the nation. Last season, Kinchens notched 74 tackles, 11 interceptions, three tackles for loss, and a punt return touchdown. His electric season was key to Miami Northwestern’s Class 5A State Championship run.
247Sports composite rankings has him as the No. 289 prospect in the country and the No. 16 safety in the country.
Miami has held a tight relationship with the star safety ever since they offered him back in February. He attended the Canes’ Junior Day in late January.
Kinchens told 305Sports that his strong connection with Miami’s safety coach Ephraim Banda was the biggest factor to putting the Canes in his final five. “[My] relationship with UM is great,” said Kinchens. “My relationship with coach Banda puts them in my top 5.”
The class of 2021 prospect has his mind focused on leading Miami Northwestern to their a fourth-straight State Championship. “[The] goal this year is to lead my team and basically double my production while showing my versatility a little more.”
[A State Championship is] “very important,” said Kitchens. “We have 3 and a chance for 4. Were not going to let nothing stop us from getting there.”
The Miami, FL native cut Alabama, Georgia, Clemson, Florida State, Florida, and Tennessee from his previous list.