Because of that, the Hurricanes are recruiting the wide receiver position very hard in the Class of 2014.
Darrell Langham (6-4/190) and Trayone Gray (6-1/205) both made early commitments to the Hurricanes, and both remain solidly committed to the Canes.
Langham is second on his Santaluces team with 14 catches for 242 yards and two scores. Gray has been playing both quarterback and wide receiver for his Carol City team.
Miami will likely sign two or three more wide receivers this year. The most likely candidates appear to be Travis Rudolph, Johnnie Dixon, Steve Ishmael, JoJo Robinson, Braxton Berrios, and Tyre Brady.
At 6-foot-1 and 190 pounds, Rudolph is a one-time Hurricane commitment who decided to open things up earlier this year. He has taken recent visits to Tennessee and Ohio State while being undecided on his remaining three. Miami is very much in the mix for a player who has caught 31 passes for 660 yards and 10 scores so far for head coach Steve Walsh.
Dixon, 5-foot-10 and 185 pounds, is one of the state's most explosive players. He's been to Miami several times unofficially and took September visits to Ohio State, N.C. State, and Arkansas. He is set to see Alabama in November. Miami will likely get the last visit. He's brought in 12 passes for 281 yards and five scores on the season.
Ishmael, 6-foot-2 and 175 pounds, told us earlier this week that he speaks to a couple Miami coaches every week. The Canes are currently in his top four along with Arkansas (Randy Shannon has lots of connections in north Miami), Syracuse (George McDonald has been recruiting him for a few years now, dating back to his days at Miami), and Illinois. Ishmael leads Dade County right now with 45 catches for 624 yards and 10 scores.
Robinson, 5-foot-11 and 175 pounds, made a very early commitment to Florida State but that never stopped the Hurricanes from recruiting the Miami Northwestern star receiver. He took a September visit to Arkansas and also plans to see Miami, the school he grew up watching, at some point. While he remains committed to the Noles, Miami remains very much in the hunt.
Berrios, 5-foot-10 and 180 pounds, is one of the top wide receiver prospects in North Carolina. He has been to Miami a few times and plans to announce his final choice this coming Saturday. He also took official visits to South Carolina, Tennessee, and Oregon. He's been to Miami and South Carolina the most. Berrios missed last week's game with an injury but had 405 yards and eight scores on the ground before that. He's been playing exclusively at running back this season but is being recruited by everyone to play slot receiver.
Brady, 6-foot-4 and 200 pounds, made an early commitment to Kentucky but backed off that decision not long later. Especially after that decision, Miami really turned up their recruiting efforts on him. The Canes appear to be in good shape at this stage of the process. Brady has 16 catches for 262 yards and three scores so far this season.