2014 Player Analysis: Stacy Coley

Stacy Coley was recruited nationally out of high school, and it didn't take him long to become Miami's best wide receiver in 2013. He's expected to become one of the nation's best this fall.

As a recruit: Stacy Coley was recruited by just about everyone as a senior at Northeast High. He was one of the nation's most heavily recruited wide receivers and took official visits to Miami, Florida State, and South Florida before announcing his commitment to the Hurricanes on National Signing Day.

As a Hurricane: Coley played in all 13 games as a true freshman last season, starting seven of them. After getting slowly worked into the rotation early in the season, Coley took off and became Miami's best wide receiver by the end of the season. He finished the season with 33 catches for 591 yards and seven touchdowns. He also became one of the league's top kick and punt return specialists, and scored touchdowns in each of those. He also added a 73-yard touchdown run against Pittsburgh. Coley had a tremendous spring, when he was widely considered the team's best player.

What to expect: The sky is the limit. He knows the offense and he has game experience. Coley is a major threat every time he touches it. As long as he stays healthy, Coley should make a run at being one of the nation's top few wide receivers. He's a future first round pick, and is probably the most talented player on the roster. He was still actively involved in the return game -- where he should be among the nation's best -- during the spring and he will create lots of mismatches for Miami's offense this season. Expect a huge sophomore season from him.


Canes Time Top Stories