Spring Preview: Wide Receivers

The Hurricanes will kick off spring football on Saturday, March 1. Lets take a closer look at the team coming back in 2014. This report focuses on the wide receiver position.

Stacy Coley (6-1/180/So) -- A freshman All-American in 2013, Coley is widely considered Miami's most talented wide receiver. He finished his first year with 33 catches for 591 yards and seven touchdowns. He also scored touchdowns on runs and returns. He was one of the most explosive playmakers in the ACC by the end of the season. He'll be expected to become one of the nation's best in 2014.

Phillip Dorsett (5-10/185/Sr) -- Widely considered Miami's fastest player, Dorsett broke out in 2012. Providing a major deep threat for Stephen Morris he led the Canes with 842 yards that season. Dorsett suffered some injuries in 2013, which limited his overall production. He started six games but wasn't 100-percent in all of them. He still averaged over 20 yards per catch on 13 grabs but never emerged as the game-breaker many expected him to be in 2013. Now fully healthy, that should change in 2014.

Herb Waters (6-2/190/Jr) -- After a very strong finish to his freshman season in 2012, Waters elevated his game to co-starter status in 2013. He caught 28 passes for 406 yards and five touchdowns last season. He was a bit raw when he first got here but he's been very steady over his final 15 games here. Waters is a prime candidate to be a breakout performer in 2013, and it'll likely start in the spring.

Rashawn Scott (6-2/200/Sr) -- After catching 35 passes for 512 yards and three touchdowns as a sophomore in 2012, Scott had high expectations going into his junior season. Injuries really limited him in 2013, and he caught just three passes for 38 yards in four games. Al Golden said on Signing Day that he's been told Scott's having as good an offseason camp as anyone. It remains to be seen whether it'll translate to more success on the field but the tools are there and he should play a key role this spring.

Malcolm Lewis (6-0/190/R-So) -- Despite playing in 15 games over his first two seasons here, Lewis has caught just 15 passes and hasn't scored since the season opener against Boston College in 2012. He's fully recovered from the leg injury he suffered against Georgia Tech in 2012 and should see an increased role beginning in the spring.

D'Mauri Jones (6-4/190/R-So) -- A lightly recruited receiver from Lake County, Jones has been a non-factor his first two seasons here. He's a big target but he's yet to catch a single pass here. This spring will be key in terms of his development and how much he'll likely be involved in the offense this coming season.

Garrett Kidd (6-2/190/Jr) -- A former walkon, Kidd earned a scholarship toward the end of last season. He finished the season with just one catch for 11 yards so expectations aren't too high for him in terms of being involved in the passing game.

Braxton Berrios (5-9/180/Fr) -- A four-star recruit from the state of North Carolina, Berrios played mostly QB and RB at the high school level but was recruited here as a slot receiver. He suffered a torn ACL at an all-star game in January and so there's a good chance he'll redshirt this coming season. He will be out for spring.

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