June Recruiting Update: WR's

Here is a recruiting update at the wide receiver position for the Hurricanes.

Current Players: 1 senior, 1 junior, 2 sophomores, and 5 true freshmen

Current Commitments: none

Current Prospects: Kermit Whitfield, Jayron Kearse, Jordan Cunningham, Stacy Coley, and Isaiah Jones

Whitfield (5-8/155) is the fastest player in this year's class inside the state. The speedster is coached at Jones High in Orlando by former UM defensive end Kenard Lang. He committed to the Hurricanes last October, following an offer, but backed off that commitment earlier this year. Clemson and West Virginia seem to be the two schools that will provide the most competition right now. He grew up a Miami fan and there's still a real good chance that he'll end up in this year's class.

Kearse (6-4/190) committed to Auburn before his junior season even started. The prep quarterback at South Fort Myers High then switched his pledge to Miami following one of the Junior Day events back in January. He then decided to open things back up earlier this month. Auburn and Clemson seem to be Miami's top competition right now, although he also plans to make visits to Notre Dame and USC. This one will likely come down to Auburn and Miami.

Cunningham (6-1/175) seems like Miami's top wide receiver prospect in South Florida this year. The University High standout landed a very early offer from Miami and has developed a great relationship with the coaches. It was his dream growing up to be a Hurricane one day and there's a real good chance that will happen one day.

Coley (6-1/180) is one of the state's most talented players, regardless of position. The Northeast High standout grew up watching Miami and Florida and claims over 20 scholarship offers. He's been to UM a few times in recent months and there's a real good chance that he'll be a Hurricane, if given the chance to in the end.

Jones (6-3/185) is considered the top wide receiver prospect on the Florida panhandle and the Milton High standout says the Canes offered him a few months ago. While he has some interest in the Canes, it's unlikely that he'll pick a school that far from home. Florida State and Auburn seem to have the edge.

Bottom Line: The Hurricanes have five incoming freshman receivers so it's not a major need but expect the Canes to ink a couple. They'll likely get back one of the two commitments from earlier and there's a great chance Cunningham will be in this class. The wildcard seems to be Coley, whose overall value is still being evaluated by a lot of schools.


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