Ranking the Opposing WR's

College football season is just around the corner. Lets take a closer look at some of the top opponents the Hurricanes will face this season. Today, we look at the top opposing wide receivers.

1. Erik Highsmith -- North Carolina. At 6-foot-3 and 190 pounds, the talented senior is the most productive receiver in the conference coming back on Miami's schedule. He finished last season with 51 catches for 726 yards and five touchdowns and caught 5 for 74 against the Canes. His size and athleticism is an impressive combination and he has one more season left before he takes his talents to the NFL.

2. Rashad Greene -- Florida State. A former prep standout in South Florida, Greene (6-0/180) was excellent right away in Tallahassee. He finished his freshman season with 38 catches for 596 yards and seven touchdowns. He showed flashes of being a real difference maker and is one of the top young receivers in all of college football. Year two should provide even better results for a player who caught just three for 19 against the Canes.

3. Connor Vernon -- Duke. Another former prep standout in the Miami area, Vernon wasn't recruited by the Canes or many BCS schools but he's been very productive in college. He finished last season with 70 catches for 956 yards and five scores. A lot of that came when Duke was down a lot but he also had five catches and a score against the Canes. He runs great routes and will catch anything thrown his direction.

4. Rodney Smith -- Florida State. The biggest target Miami will face at this position all year, Green is also from the Miami area. Not recruited by the Canes out of high school, he's had a solid career at Florida State. Now a senior, Smith (6-5/215) is coming off a 561-yard and four-touchdown performance last season. He caught a touchdown pass against the Canes last season and is a tough matchup for a lot of smaller cornerbacks from around the conference.

5. Marcus Davis -- Virginia Tech. Danny Coale plays for the Dallas Cowboys now and Jarrett Boykin plays for the Green Bay Packers. They were the top two receivers for the Hokies last season but Davis wasn't far behind. A big target at 6-4 and 220, Davis finished the year with 510 yards and five scores, including three for 31 against the Canes. He will be the main receiver for Logan Thomas in what should be a very strong offense in Blacksburg this season.


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