UCF State of Recruiting: WR's and TE's

With the season officially over and two months until National Signing Day, it's time for UCF fans, coaches and media alike to turn towards recruiting. Who will be a Knight? Who will the team lose out on? Find out where UCF stands at every position in our "State of Recruiting" series. Today we'll discuss wide receivers and tight ends.

Current position outlook: UCF's receiving unit seems laden with talent, but unfortunately, it's raw talent. Kamar Aiken has the ability to be a great player, but he had a bad case of the dropsies last season.

This ailment didn't solely affect Aiken, as all of UCF's receivers seemed to have their fair share of untimely drops.

Brian Watters emerged as a solid receiver who doesn't excel at one particular aspect but does everything fairly well. Rocky Ross was a senior leader that had his season cut short due to injury, but should be back this upcoming season.

Khymest Williams, Sidney Haynes and Jamar Newsome and Richard Jackson will also be back next year. There are plenty of other untested receivers that will also get looks this off-season, most notably Vance King, who was red shirted this year but has tremendous athleticism and could make a huge impact. A.J. Guyton will also be back from a knee injury in 2009.

At tight end, UCF returns every major contributor. Corey Rabazinski will be back next year after suffering a season ending injury and if he is at full health, he should have a big year. The coaching staff really likes Kyle Madden, a freshman who had a big camp. John Lubischer will also be expected to make an impact as a blocker next year.

Number of players UCF will likely accept: With four total commitments from receiver and tight ends, the Knights will likely look to add about one to two more receivers. Leon Woods is a stud at receiver and is joined by another Florida product in Dontravious Floyd. Jim Teknipp and D.J. Brown are raw tight ends that have also committed to UCF and could be players down the road.

Potential commits:
While Teknipp and Brown seem to be fairly strong commitments, the Knights will have to work particularly hard to attain signatures from Woods and Floyd in February. Floyd has said he's still looking around and Woods never made his commitment public until recently. UCF must keep an eye on both of these players as the process heats up.

Second options: If UCF does add any more blue-chip caliber receivers, you could see players amongst the lines of Andrell Smith or Daryl Williams as targets. The two Palmetto H.S. products form a nice duo. Smith is scheduled to visit UCF and while Williams is already committed to Western Kentucky, he could still be in the mix if Smith heads to UCF.

Dark horses: Two huge commits could actually be fringe verbals are Rodney Smith from Archbishop Carroll in Miami and Jamal Patterson of Henry County (Ga.) Smith is a FSU commit but if his teammates (Terrance Taylor and Corey Ammons) head to UCF, he could potentially head to UCF too, as he is fairly high on the Knights. Patterson has also displayed a ton of interest in UCF, but he opted to go to Stanford. However, questions on Patterson's acceptance into the academically rigorous instituation have came up. If he cannot attend Stanford, UCF may be right in the mix for this elite prospect.

How we see things playing out: It's hard to fathom Patterson or Smith de-committing, but anything can happen. However, we see all four current commitments sticking with UCF in the end and perhaps Smith coming to UCF too.


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