Early Look: 2014 Recruiting -- TE'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 return two seniors (Asante Cleveland and Dyron Dye) and two juniors (David Perry and Clive Walford). That's it.

2013 Class: Miami made recruiting tight ends a priority in this year's class and it paid off in the form of a pair of four-star players who were able to enroll early -- Junior College transfer Beau Sandland and Standish Dobard.

2014: Recruiting tight ends won't be a big priority in next year's class, but they'll likely take at least one since Sandland will be a junior already, and all the returning players are in their final two years.

The Hurricanes already have a couple scholarship offers out to 2014 players -- one in Florida and one outside the state.

Ravian Pierce is a mismatch waiting to happen at Plantation High. At 6-foot-4 and 215 pounds, he provides a tremendous combination of athleticism and pass-catching skills. He's used a lot as a hybrid wide receiver, and is already being recruited nationally. He's a local player who should become a priority for Miami to keep at home next year.

Bryce Dixon is considered by many to be the top tight end prospect in the state of California for next year. At 6-foot-4 and 220 pounds, the St. Bonaventure High standout is a tremendously talented pass-catching tight end prospect. He has ideal size, soft hands, and top notch athleticism. He's already made an unofficial visit to Miami, and has a lot of early interest in becoming a Hurricane.

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