Mike's Take: New WR commit

The Hurricanes have just landed a commitment from a 6-foot-5 wide receiver. Read on for a commitment analysis from CanesTime's Mike Bakas to see what this means for the Hurricanes and to learn about him as a prospect.

Trevill Holcy says he committed to the Hurricanes late last night.

What to Like: The Hurricanes have been desperately trying to add more size to the wide receiver position ever since James Coley became offensive coordinator here a little over a year ago. Holcy certainly fits that mold. He checked into a Nike event recently at 6-foot-5 and 210 pounds. He has a big body with long arms and the ability to add even more weight. He will create some mismatch problems against opposing defenders. He has excellent ability to change directions and has a lot of short-area quickness, especially for someone his size. Those are reasons why you could see him staying at wide receiver down the road instead of moving down to tight end or H-Back. Still, he provides that versatility. Perhaps the most impressive part of his game is his ability to climb the ladder and grab jump balls. He has tremendous leaping ability and when you factor in his 6-5 frame, you're talking about a kid who should be able to create a lot of mismatches, especially down inside the redzone -- something Miami sorely missed in 2013.

What may concern you: Like a lot of wide receivers his size at the high school level, Holcy doesn't have burner type speed. He ran a 4.80 at Nike and doesn't show the ability to really separate from opposing defenders on film. He's an athletic kid, a long strider, but won't be running away from many people. He also plays at a school that hasn't been known for producing quality Division 1 football players in a long time. It's not one of the stronger areas of the state and will likely have to take some time adjusting to the major college level.

Bottom Line: Miami has made it extremely clear -- they want big receivers and lots of them. Holcy had offers from schools like UCF, Ole Miss, and Kentucky so he's being recruited like a 3-star kid. He actually reminds me a lot of D'Mauri Jones -- similar size, athleticism, and from the same area of the state. He's not likely going to be a kid who comes in and makes an impact right away but he's a long term potential kid who will be able to create some mismatches early on in the redzone. He becomes Miam's 7th commitment in the 2015 class, and the 6th one who is being recruited like a 3-star.


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