Early Look: 2014 Recruiting -- WR's

The 2014 recruiting class is loaded with quality prospects. CanesTime's Mike Bakas takes a look at what might lie ahead for the Hurricanes.

Currently: The Hurricanes have one senior (Allen Hurns), two juniors (Phillip Dorsett and Rashawn Scott), three sophomores (Malcolm Lewis, Herb Waters, and Robert Lockhart), and two redshirt freshmen (Jontavious Carter and D'Mauri Jones).

2013 Class: Because of the strong class the Canes signed last year, Miami's coaches didn't make recruiting at wide receiver a major priority this year. As of now, it seems like Stacy Coley is the only player at the position still being actively recruited. He seems torn between Miami and Florida State. He's an elite-level talent who could see the field right away.

2014: With a wide receiver class of one or zero in 2013, the Canes will likely go back to recruiting a big group at the position in 2014. You can tell that by all the offers already out there.

The Hurricanes have offered at least six in-state receivers in the 2014 class, and one of them has already committed. And the one quarterback the Canes have offered in-state, Quinton Flowers, will most likely play wide receiver in college.

Corey Holmes helped lead St. Thomas Aquinas to a state championship this past season. At 6-feet and 180 pounds, he's a tremendous playmaker who already has over a dozen scholarship offers. He has a lot of early interest in the Hurricanes.

Johnnie Dixon is one of the state's most explosive playmakers. At 5-foot-11 and 190 pounds, the Dwyer standout is an ideal slot receiver and can make a lot of things happen in space. Florida has the early lead, and they'll be tough to beat, but the Canes are actively recruiting him.

Moral Stephens is considered the best wide receiver prospect in the Panhandle. At 6-foot-3 and 205 pounds, Stephens is very physical and strong and makes a lot of plays. He will be tough pulling from that part of the state, however.

Darrell Langham has a tremendous combination of size (6-3/180), speed, and playmaking ability. The American Heritage standout has an offer from Miami, and will likely get recruited nationally.

Travis Rudolph has already committed to the Hurricanes. At 6-foot-1 and 175 pounds, the Cardinal Newman High standout plays on both sides of the ball and has been very productive. Coached by former UM quarterback Steve Walsh, Rudolph will likely continue taking other visits.

Ermon Lane might be the most naturally gifted wide receiver in the state right now. At 6-foot-2 and 195 pounds, Lane is a mismatch waiting to happen. He has an elite skill set, and landed an early offer from Miami. He's already expressed a lot of interest in Alabama but this one will be fun to watch.

With so many talented receivers in Florida for 2014, Miami likely won't need to leave the state. There is one player, however, to keep an eye on. His name is Austin Roberts and he's the son of former UM tight end Alfredo Roberts. At 6-foot-2 and 185 pounds, Roberts played at Tampa Plant as a sophomore before moving to Indianapolis this past season. He's very talented, claims an offer from the Canes, and has a lot of early interest.


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