Local WR impressed by UM offense

This wide receiver prospect is having an outstanding senior season so far. The Hurricanes offered him early in the process, and CanesTime caught up with him to discuss the latest.

Steve Ishmael currently leads all of Dade County in receiving. Through five games he's hauled in 45 passes for 624 yards and 10 touchdowns. To Ishmael, however, it's not enough.

"I need to work on my double coverage. I've been working on the little things. Running routes full speed and getting good separation from the corner backs," said Ishmael. "I'm just focused on preparing for the Carol City game on Thursday," said Ishmael.

At 6-foot-2 and 175 pounds, Ishmael was offered early in the process by the Hurricanes and he's been keeping close tabs on the season they're currently having.

"I love Miami right now, they're undefeated," said Ishmael. "I watched the Georgia Tech game and was impressed."

Ishmael says he's especially impressed by how involved a true freshman receiver has been in Miami's offense lately.

"Stacy Coley had a great game. I think he's one of the top receivers on the team right now. He's fresh out of high school and he's already making an impact like that. I also like how Allen Hurns plays and how he runs the ball after catching it."

Ishmael was impressed by Miami's performance this past Saturday.

"I thought it was a great game. It shows they have a lot of resilience to come back like that. I feel like they could come back from anything," said Ishmael.

The talented receiver prospect says he stays in regular contact with Hurricane coaches.

"I talk to coach Carroll and coach Coley once a week through Facebook," said Ishmael. "We have a good relationship."

While he hasn't scheduled any official visits yet, Ishmael says he's focusing on four schools at the moment.

"My top four are Syracuse, Illinois, Arkansas, and Miami," he said. "I like them all the same right now."


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