2014 Player Analysis: Joseph Yearby

Joseph Yearby was a five-star prospect coming out of Miami Central High last season. High expectations have been placed for him this coming season.

As a recruit: Joseph Yearby was a five-star recruit. He first committed to Florida State during his junior season. Miami never stopped recruiting him, and they were able to flip his commitment thanks to the efforts of Mike Barrow and James Coley. Yearby never took any official visits during his senior season.

As a Hurricane: Yearby enrolled for the spring semester back in January but was dealing with a leg injury he suffered at the end of his senior season in high school. He sat out spring drills rehabbing and is now expected to be close to 100-percent.

What to expect: Assuming there are no setbacks with his rehab, Yearby will likely play a big role for the Hurricanes this season. The coaches moved Dallas Crawford back to defense, which means Yearby and Gus Edwards will play behind Duke Johnson. Edwards is more of a short-yardage back, while Yearby gives the Hurricanes another home run threat. He's close to Duke in terms of ability so he could make a big impact as long as he's given enough opportunities this fall. He's the type of player who can change the game in an instant and his ability has a lot of people around UM very excited for the fall.


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