The Hurricanes made recruiting wide receivers a big priority for the Class of 2012 and as a result they had four players committed there by the time August rolled around. Jontavious Carter is a 6-3 sleeper from the state of Georgia. Lightly recruited, Carter came to Miami's camp and impressed soon after landing an offer from the Canes and taking it. He's considered a big target who can really run and jump. D'Mauri Jones is a small school standout from north Florida, and is another 6-3 receiver with some nice athletic ability and upside. Angelo Louis-Jean is widely considered the top wide receiver prospect in Palm Beach County and was the most heavily recruited of the four commitments. He is expected to come in and play right away for the Canes. One of the top local guys, Herb Waters, committed to the Canes after landing an offer following one of the summer camps. He played mostly quarterback and running back as a junior last season but has shown excellent skills as a wide receiver at various camps and combines this offseason.
The Hurricanes are still aggressively recruiting some other receivers, which indicates that they would like to add a fifth one to this recruiting class. The top target appears to be Maryland's Stefon Diggs, a five-star player who is being recruited by every major college program in America. He's indicated strong interest in Miami and has already been here for an unofficial visit. He is close friends with top running back prospect Wes Brown and the two of them have hinted at possibly playing together in college.
Diggs isn't the only remaining target. The top local one appears to be either Miami Northwestern's Amari Cooper or Ely's Avery Johnson. Cooper says he almost committed to the Canes following one of their summer camps in June. He missed most of last season with an injury but has looked very impressive at various camps and combines this offseason. Florida State and Alabama appear to be the top competition for him right now. Johnson has been committed to LSU for several months, primarily because that's where his brother (Patrick Peterson) played the last few seasons. Miami hasn't stopped recruiting the 6-3 talent and the Canes have received a few visits from him this offseason. He is strongly considering taking an official visit to Miami, and is still being recruited nationally despite the LSU commitment.