March Recruiting Update: WR's

National Signing Day is still almost a year away but the Hurricanes are busy with their recruiting efforts. Today's update focuses on the wide receiver position.

The Hurricanes signed two wide receivers in Al Golden's first recruiting class -- Phillip Dorsett and Rashawn Scott. Dorsett, who played a lot last season, was already committed under the old regime. Scott, who played a little, was a new recruit after Golden got the job.

The Hurricanes signed six receivers in the 2012 class but not all of them are academically qualified yet so it's still unclear exactly how many will enroll over the summer. Miami should have close to ten scholarship receivers on the roster in the fall and only one of them (Kendal Thompkins) will be a senior.

One wide receiver is already committed in the 2013 class -- Kermit Whitfield. The Jones High (Orlando) standout committed to the Canes in the early stages of his junior season. He missed a good chunk of last season with an ankle injury but still had 10 catches and turned four of them into touchdowns. His game is built around speed, as he's one of the fastest track performers in the entire country. At 5-foot-7 and 155 pounds, he can flat out fly. He's a game changer, a big play waiting to happen. Florida State is still recruiting him and he plans to take other visits so his commitment is much less than 100-percent right now.

With several other offers out to receivers from all over, Miami seems to have an interest in taking another one. Jordan Cunningham is the only local wide receiver with an offer. At 6-foot-1 and 180 pounds, Cunningham claims over two dozen offers but says he grew up a Miami fan and has already been on campus a few times in recent months. The University School standout is also a very good student.

The top receiver prospect in the middle part of the state for the Canes seems to be Tampa Middleton's Richard Benjamin. At 6-foot-1 and 180 pounds, he has over 25 offers as well but says Miami is the school he watched most while growing up. He has strong interest in Florida, USC, and others as well. Miami did better than anywhere else in college football recruiting the Tampa area in the 2012 class so Benjamin is definitely a player to keep an eye on for Miami fans.

The top prospect in north Florida at the receiver position for the Canes seems to be Bishop Kenny's Ahmad Fulwood. At 6-foot-4 and 190 pounds, Fulwood landed an early offer from the Canes but doesn't seem to have much interest. He is being recruited nationally and has schools like Alabama and Florida at the top of his list. This one seems like a longshot for Miami.

One of the top out-of-state receivers to watch is North Carolina's Uriah LeMay. At 6-foot-2 and 190 pounds, LeMay has an older brother at Georgia and that will play a major role. He has offers from schools all over the country and Miami seems like a major longshot.

Other receivers are on the board and others will emerge. However, that's a rundown of some of the key players to keep an eye on at the position in the 2013 class.


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