Fall Camp Preview: Tight Ends

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

Coach: Brennan Carroll (2nd season)

The Players:
Clive Walford (6-4/260/R-So) ... 18 catches for 172 yards and 1 TD
Asante Cleveland (6-5/270/Jr) ... 9 catches for 116 yards
Dyron Dye (6-5/275/R-Jr)
David Perry (6-7/265/R-So)
Cory White (6-6/270/R-Jr)

Top Returner: Walford was Miami's most productive tight end last season and figures to start the season the same way this fall. He's a big target who hasn't been playing football for very long so he's still learning the game in a lot of ways. His size and athleticism is an impressive combination and he's hoping to make a big jump from his freshman to sophomore season.

Top Newcomer: The Hurricanes didn't sign a tight end in the 2012 recruiting class.

Bottom Line: Walford was solid in his first season. There's a good chance he'll improve on his numbers from last season. Cleveland was the better of the two players in 2010 but battled through some injuries last season. He had a strong offseason and there's a good chance he'll end up being Miami's best tight end this season. Dye and White are used primarily as blockers, while Perry caught a few balls in the spring game and will look to emerge as a legit number three option at tight end in the passing game.

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