Mike's Take: WR commit

The University of Miami landed a huge commitment today when the state's top wide receiver prospect picked the Canes over Florida State. Read on to see what CanesTime.com's Mike Bakas is saying about it.

What to Like: A lot. A whole lot. He's a big, big time talent. At 6-foot-1, he has enough size to be considered a legitimate outside receiver. He has the speed and athleticism to make plays there. He has tremendous ball skills. He's very aggressive, and really owns the football whenever it's in the air. He's ultra competitive, and rarely gets a ball taken from him. He can run, jump, change directions, make guys miss, and simply make plays. He's the type of receiver who can move the chains, and he's also the type of receiver who can change the scoreboard. He's been ultra productive at the prep level the past couple seasons, and has a big time future ahead of him.

What may concern you: At 175 pounds, Coley will need to bulk up and add some strength onto his 6-1 frame. That will help him make more plays over the middle, and in traffic. He also has a tendency to disappear at times, which probably has a lot to do with how much more talented he is than his opposition. He turned in a less-than-stellar performance at the Under Armour All-American week back in January.

Bottom Line: This is a huge commitment for the Hurricanes. Miami signed a good recruiting class at wide receiver last year, and the only way it made sense for them to take one this year is if it were someone who could come in and be better than anyone on their current roster. Coley will likely be the most talented wide receiver on the 2013 roster. He is talented enough to have a similar impact that Amari Cooper had at Alabama this past season. He changes games. Don't be surprised if Coley's in the starting lineup early in 2013. And, on top of all that, the Canes beat out its arch-rival (FSU) for him at the last minute. The Hurricane coaches changed his mind, got him on board, and now have a big time weapon for the next few years because of it.


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