2014 Player Analysis: Herb Waters

Herb Waters is coming off a solid sophomore season and is competing with several talented receivers on the depth chart. He's looking to become even more of a difference maker in 2014.

As a recruit: Herb Waters was recruited like a three-star prospect out of Homestead High. He finished his senior season with 23 catches for 385 yards and five touchdowns. Waters committed to Miami soon after being offered over the summer but still ended up taking other official visits to Louisville, FIU, and Cincinnati before making his final choice to become a Cane.

As a Hurricane: Waters didn't play much for most of his freshman season in 2012 but then made a big splash over the final three games of the season. He started two of those games. He ended that first year with 10 catches for 227 yards and two scores. Waters picked right up where he left off in 2012 with a solid sophomore season. He played in 12 games, starting four of them, and finished with 28 catches for 406 yards and five touchdowns. He had a decent spring but finished behind Malcolm Lewis and Phillip Dorsett on the depth chart at one wide receiver spot.

What to expect: Waters showed flashes of being a big play guy at the end of the 2012 season but he never became a difference maker in 2013 like many expected. It could happen in 2014 but he didn't turn in a great spring. He does some things well and has the edge on experience over Lewis. He doesn't have Dorsett's speed or Stacy Coley's ability but he should still be counted upon to have a solid junior season. He'll likely compete with Lewis and Rayshawn Scott to become the team's third receiver behind Coley and Dorsett.

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