Canes hoping to get back one-time WR commit

Travis Rudolph committed to the Hurricanes last year. He opened things up back in the spring, and is now facing a tough decision. Where do the Canes stand?

WR Travis Rudolph: 6-1/190, 4.50/40

2013 stats: Rudolph was one of the state's most productive receivers this season. He caught 51 passes for 1,121 yards and 15 touchdowns, and added 194 yards on the ground.

As a prospect: Rudolph is a big time player. He has ideal size, speed, and athleticism. He catches everything close to him. He's athletic enough to play cornerback on defense. He has a very good understanding of the game, and really knows how to create separation against opposing defensive backs. He has the ability to change games, and has flashed big play potential at the prep level. He became one of the state's most heavily recruited players, regardless of position, over the last several months. He's a player who is expected to be able to make an immediate impact wherever he ends up.

Recruiting: Rudolph committed to the Hurricanes back in 2012, before his junior season even started. He was a regular visitor at UM -- for Junior Days, practices, and home games. When he started getting recruited nationally this past spring, Rudolph backed off the pledge and opened things up. Since then he's taken several visits to Miami (at least four). He's taken official visits to Ohio State, Tennessee, Florida State, and Auburn. His last official visit is scheduled for next weekend to Alabama.

Bottom Line: Rudolph, who is coached by former Hurricane quarterback Steve Walsh at Cardinal Newman High in Palm Beach, doesn't need to take an official visit here since he's been to the school so often. He has a strong relationship with the Hurricane coaches. It appears as though Florida is out. He plans to announcing at the Under Armour All-American Game next month. It's been really difficult to tell what he's really thinking but Miami's definitely still in the mix.

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