Mike's Analysis: New WR commit

The Hurricanes landed a commitment from Ely receiver Therrell Gosier earlier this week. Read on for analysis of this by CanesTime's Mike Bakas.

Therrell Gosier committed to Miami a few days ago.

What to like: At 6-foot-5 and 200 pounds, Gosier has ideal size already. He's not a kid who will need time to bulk up. His size alone will give him a chance from day one. He's very athletic for someone his size. He has tremendous leaping ability, which probably stems from having a strong basketball background. When the ball is in the air, he usually brings it down and that creates a lot of mismatches, which should continue at the college level. He's still learning how to play the game and still manages to make a lot of game-changing type plays. His best football seems to be way ahead of him, and he's a kid who will likely only keep getting better.

What may concern you: Like most kids who grew up playing basketball, a history of strong production isn't there. Will his game translate to the college level? Will he be able to pick it all up and use his physical tools to his advantage? Will he catch balls over the middle? How will he respond to being hit by a big college safety? Those things remain to be seen. He's very raw and still needs to learn how to run routes and use his size more to his advantage.

Bottom Line: Before making his commitment to Miami, Gosier had offers from schools like Nebraska, Kentucky, USF, and Clemson so he was being recruited like a solid three-star prospect. A lot of major programs were recruiting him but wanted to see him produce for a whole season in the fall. Miami took a chance and time will tell if it will pay off. He has all the physical tools needed to be successful at the college level. The Hurricanes have made it very clear they want big receivers and lots of them. Gosier provides another one. He'll likely catch a lot more recruiting attention with a strong senior season but his commitment is rock solid right now. He's not as good as Emonee Spence right now but he has a higher upside.

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