January Recruiting Update: WR's

National Signing Day is less than a month away and the Hurricanes are hoping to finish strong with their 2013 recruiting class. Lets take a closer look at where the Canes stand at the wide receiver position.

The Hurricanes lose only Davon Johnson and Kendal Thompkins -- two reserve receivers who played limited roles in 2012. They return eight, including five players from the 2012 recruiting class.

Because of those numbers, signing a wide receiver in this year's class isn't really a priority -- especially with lower scholarship numbers. However, if they can sign a real difference maker then expect it to happen.

Miami fans really only need to know about three wide receiver prospects right now so lets take a look at each of the three.

Stacy Coley -- He's the state's most talented player at the position in the 2013 class. At 6-foot-1 and 180 pounds, Coley has tremendous speed, athleticism, and ball skills. He has the rare ability to dominate a game all by himself. He has the tools to go to the next level and potentially be a game-changing receiver from day one. Coached by former UM running back Donnell Bennett (who played on the same Miami teams as current coaches Micheal Barrow and Mario Cristobal) at Northeast High, Coley has favored Florida State for a long time now. He's named them his leader on numerous occasions. That never stopped Miami from actively recruiting him. He took his official visit here last month and everything went well. He will see Florida State, Ole Miss, and possibly one other school later this month before making a final decision. Like the Miami coaches did with Tracy Howard last year, they will have to change his mind over the next three plus weeks if they want to have him in their class. It's definitely possible, but not likely at this point.

Marquez North -- At 6-foot-3 and 210 pounds, North is an elite level wide receiver prospect from Charlotte, N.C. He landed an early offer from the Hurricanes, and Miami has continued recruiting him all along. They've made a couple in-home visits, and are trying to get him to take a visit here next month. North seems focused on a top three of North Carolina, Clemson, and Tennessee. However, there's still a chance North may visit here later this month. If he does, you never know since he's never been here to see the school or area before. As of now, he remains a major longshot for Miami.

Jordan Cunningham -- If the Hurricanes are unable to convince Coley to come here (and don't pull a miracle and get North to come) then the one player to keep an eye on is Cunningham. At 6-foot-1 and 175 pounds, he helped lead his University School team to a state title this year. Miami's been recruiting him for over a year now. He's been to the school on a few different occasions and has developed a real good relationship with the coaches. He's taken official visits to Oklahoma State and Stanford so far, and plans to see Vanderbilt next weekend. As of today, he has nothing set for Miami. It's looking more and more like Miami may decide to pass on taking a wide receiver in this year's class if they can't get Coley or North. However, if there is still room very late in the process and there are no other receiver options then Cunningham COULD become a factor. As of now, don't expect him in this class either way.


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