Fall Camp Preview: Wide Receivers

Fall camp is about to begin for the Hurricanes so lets take a closer look at the team. This piece focuses on the wide receivers.

Coach: George McDonald (2nd season)

The Players:
Allen Hurns (6-3/190/Jr) ... 31 catches for 315 yards and 4 TD's
Phillip Dorsett (5-10/185/So) ... 14 catches for 147 yards and 1 TD
Kendal Thompkins (5-10/180/Sr) ... 8 catches for 83 yards and 1 TD
Rashawn Scott (6-2/200/So) ... 1 catch for 2 yards
Jontavious Carter (6-2/200/Fr)
D'Mauri Jones (6-4/215/Fr)
Malcolm Lewis (6-0/195/Fr)
Robert Lockhart (6-1/175/Fr)
Herb Waters (6-1/170/Fr)

Top Returner: Hurns has been a solid and steady performer over the last two seasons. After Tommy Streeter and Travis Benjamin, he was Miami's top wide receiver last season and now they're both getting ready to start playing on Sundays. Hurns has nice size, good hands, and he does a nice job of moving the chains as a possession receiver.

Top Newcomer: Lewis is probably the most college ready of the five newcomers. He helped lead his team to the state championship game last season and put up excellent numbers as a senior at Miramar High. He has plus speed, tremendous ball skills, and he runs good routes. All reports indicate that he's had a good summer and there's a good chance he'll see a lot of balls coming his way as a true freshman this fall.

Bottom Line: The Canes didn't have much depth in the spring. Hurns sat out because of an injury. The freshmen hadn't arrived yet. Because of that, it gave the current players a tremendous opportunity and Scott really elevated his game. He was one of the team's top performers in the spring and gives Miami another legitimate outside threat along with Hurns. Scott was a small school standout in high school who struggled to learn the playbook last season but now seems poised for a breakout sophomore season. Dorsett is the fastest player on the team and should be able to do some serious damage in the slot. Lockhart is probably next in line, after Lewis, in terms of being able to contribute a lot of quality minutes.


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