The Player: Devante Peete is a wide receiver from St. Thomas Aquinas in Fort Lauderdale.
On the field: Peete put his name on the recruiting map with a strong junior season at Ely High before transferring to St. Thomas Aquinas for his senior season. He helped the Raiders win a state championship this season. He was third on the team in receiving with 11 catches for 275 yards and four touchdowns. At 6-foot-5 and 200 pounds, Peete has very good speed for someone his size. He has tremendous leaping ability and is a real weapon when inside the red zone.
As a Recruit: The Hurricanes offered him way back early in the recruiting process. He took in one of the Junior Day events back in January, came to one of Miami's camps over the summer, and was in the stands for the Florida State game last month. He also has scholarship offers from schools like Louisville, Tennessee, Georgia Tech, and Clemson. He has just one official visit scheduled -- Louisville next month -- but is expected to schedule a trip to Miami real soon.
Bottom Line: The Hurricanes lost a 6-foot-3 wide receiver commitment a couple weeks ago in Emonee Spence. They're trying to land another big receiver in this class and Peete is definitely one of the players in the mix for that spot. The Canes already have a commitment from his wide receiver teammate, Sam Bruce, from the 2016 class. If the Canes really make a strong push for Peete down the stretch, they'll most likely land him. A lot will depend on what happens with players like Lawrence Cager in the coming weeks.
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