Jacksonville WR gets offered by Miami

Miami has been actively trying to make recruiting in-roads into the Jacksonville area the last couple years. This one hasn't been any different, as they've offered several talented juniors in that city. Another one added his name to the list over the weekend. Read on to learn about him as a prospect and what Miami's chances are.

"Just recieved a offer from the U," Kevin Stepherson said over the weekend after getting offered by the Hurricanes.

At 6-foot-2 and 180 pounds, Stepherson is a 2016 wide receiver prospect from First Coast High in Jacksonville. Miami was his 14th scholarship offer. Some of his other offers include LSU, Notre Dame, Michigan, and Florida. That list of scholarship offers makes him one of the most heavily recruited players in all of Jacksonville and like one of the top wide receiver prospects in the entire state of Florida in the 2016 class.

Stepherson put his name on the recruiting map with a strong junior season while playing for one of the top prep programs in the Jacksonville area. He had 33 catches for 756 yards and 11 touchdowns so the production numbers definitely match his physical skill set.

The talented wide receiver prospect has never been to Miami and comes from a school that hasn't ever sent a player to Miami. It's not going to be easy for Miami, especially since he told Scout in the past that he grew up a Florida fan and that his top two schools have been LSU and Notre Dame. It seems like those are his top three choices heading into the summer. Miami's challenge will be getting him down for a visit sometime this summer.

Miami currently has three wide receiver commitments in the 2016 class with only one (Ahmmon Richards) being over 6-feet. Miami has been actively recruiting the entire country seeking another big receiver and now Stepherson can be added to that list.

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