Mike's Analysis: New WR commit

The Hurricanes landed a major commitment yesterday from one of the nation's premier wide receiver prospects. Read on for analysis of this from CanesTime's Mike Bakas.

Dionte Mullins committed to Miami yesterday as part of the 2016 class.

What to Like: Mullins is absolutely electric. He is an absolute difference maker, and one of those kids who can change games all by himself. He has tremendous speed and quickness. He's fast enough to run away from people and can also make lots of people miss in close spaces. His ball skills are outstanding, and he catches anything thrown close to him. It's rare for anyone to out-jump him. The game and being able to make big plays just comes natural to him. When you watch him play live, it looks so effortless to him. He's the real deal in every sense at the wide receiver position. He could also be a dangerous return man at the next level.

What may concern you: There isn't much that worries you about Mullins and his game. At 5-foot-11 and 180 pounds, he does lack ideal size -- especially in an offense where the coaches seem to really prefer big receivers. And despite being a big time talent, his production numbers weren't anything crazy last season. He scored just four touchdowns on 26 catches.

Bottom Line: Mullins had offers from everyone -- Alabama, Florida State, Florida, Ohio State, Notre Dame, Oklahoma, and many others. He is already being recruited like a five star prospect. He'll be one of the top kids in the 2016 class, and getting his commitment this early is a good sign for Miami's chances. Most of the major schools will likely continue recruiting him hard, so hanging onto his commitment for the next couple years won't be easy. Still, the Canes now have commitments from one of the state's premier quarterbacks and one of the state's premier wide receivers in the 2016 class.


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