Miami's Chances: Wide Receivers

National Signing Day is still several months away but it's not too early to look at what Miami's chances are with some key recruiting prospects. This report focuses on the wide receivers being recruited.

Darrell Langham (6-4/190) camped here back in June and impressed the coaches enough to land a scholarship offer from the Canes. He grew up a Miami fan and has built a good relationship with the Hurricane coaches. While it's possible he'll take a couple other visits later in the year, his commitment is considered rock solid and I can't see something happening that would change that. CHANCES: 95%

Trayon Gray played wide receiver for Carol City High last year but is now playing quarterback under new coach Aubrey Hill, a former UM receivers coach. Gray, 6-foot-2 and 190 pounds, earned an offer from the Hurricanes after one of their camps last month and committed right away. It's likely that he'll receive more offers later in the year but he doesn't seem to be the type who will get nationally recruited so his potential visits likely won't threaten his commitment status. CHANCES: 90%

Derrick Griffin signed with Miami a couple weeks after National Signing Day back in February. At 6-foot-5 and 215 pounds, he was a four-star prospect from the state of Texas. When it became clear that he was unlikely to qualify for the 2013 class, Griffin lost a lot of the offers he had on the table last year. Miami came in and signed him. He will play football at a prep school this fall and will likely get recruited by a lot of other programs. He is a free agent, and can enroll at another school in January. He says he plans to enroll at Miami but that means he still has to qualify for the spring semester and the Canes will have to hold off any new competition for him. More than half the players placed at prep school during the Al Golden era have signed elsewhere, so the chances of Griffin ending up here probably aren't real good. CHANCES: 40%

Johnnie Dixon (5-11/190) is one of the state's most explosive receivers. The Dwyer High standout grew up a Florida fan but has built a very good relationship with Miami's coaches over the last several months and recently said the Canes are at the top of his list. Florida won't go away and several others are still in the mix. The Canes seem to be in solid shape, however. CHANCES: 40%

Steve Ishmael (6-2/175) was one of the most productive receivers in all of Florida last year and the North Miami High standout landed an offer from the Canes in the spring. He visited here recently and has the Canes in his top four. It's actually somewhat surprising that they haven't taken a lead over the competition, considering it's schools like Pitt and Syracuse. CHANCES: 40%

Travis Rudolph (6-1/185) committed to the Hurricanes as a junior while playing for former UM QB Steve Walsh at Cardinal Newman High. He backed off that commitment earlier this year and has named a couple different leaders in recent months. He grew up a Miami fan, has the Walsh connection, and has the one-time commitment to UM connection. While Miami has a lot of competition here, they probably have the best chance as of now. CHANCES: 35%

JoJo Robinson (6-0/175) committed to Florida State last year but that hasn't stopped Miami from recruiting him. He grew up a Canes fan and plays at a nearby high school (Northwestern) so the chances of flipping him down the road seem to be fairly decent. CHANCES: 30%

Ermon Lane is probably the most naturally talented wide receiver in the state this year. The Homestead High standout has kept very quiet with regards to recruiting but it's believed that Miami is right in the thick of things. There is a lot of competition, though, especially since he's an elite prospect. CHANCES: 25%

Braxton Berrios landed an offer from the Hurricanes just a couple weeks ago. A standout performer at one of the UM camps in June, Berrios is a three-star WR prospect from North Carolina. Despite Berrios growing up a Miami fan, there's a lot of competition from SEC and ACC schools here. CHANCES: 20%

Terry Googer is one of the top wide receiver prospects in the state of Georgia. Miami offered him in the spring and he took a visit here a few weeks back. The three-star seems to have a lot of interest but plucking him from SEC country won't be easy. CHANCES: 15%

Moral Stephens, Kd Cannon, Jamil Kamara, Jeff Farrar, Demarre Kitt, and Cameron Sims are some other wide receiver prospects who have offers from Miami and have shown some interest. However, they're all considered longshots -- 5% chances or less.


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