Canes Recruiting: Tight End Hot Board

Miami's coaches definitely plan on signing a tight end in the 2016 class. One guy heads this list but lets take a close look at the entire recruiting board at this position.

The Hurricanes have five tight ends on their current roster. It might be the best collection of depth and talent of any position on the entire team right now. They signed two in the 2014 class and one in the 2015 class so they've done a good job addressing the position in recent years. The target number for the 2016 class is likely one. They've offered several of them from around the country.

Naseir Upshur is the biggest name on the recruiting board for the Canes. At 6-foot-3 and 230 pounds, he's a 4-star prospect from the Philadelphia area. Miami was one of his first offers last year and he's been down here a few times for visits, which is why he's someone Miami fans should be paying close attention to. Michigan and USC are the other two schools in his top three right now. Miami is all over him and he has the most interest of anyone on this list.

Devin Asiasi is a four-star on and is widely considered the top tight end prospect in the state of California this year. Miami offered him awhile back but getting him away from his home state will be a major challenge for the Canes and everyone else involved.

Jacob Mathis plays at Berkeley Prep in Tampa and at 6-foot-5 and 225 pounds he's one of the state's best prospects at his position. Miami has recruited the Tampa area as well as anyone since Al Golden got the job here so Mathis is definitely someone for UM fans to keep an eye on, especially since he told Scout recently that he doesn't have any current favorites. Alabama, Florida, and Georgia are some of his other offers so it won't be easy.

Cary Angeline is one of the top prospects in the state of Pennsylvania. At 6-foot-7 and 230 pounds, Angeline has offers from just about everyone including Miami, Alabama, Ohio State, and Penn State. Pulling him away from the Nittany Lions wont be easy and Notre Dame - where he's visited a few times in recent months - seems to have the best chance. Miami is on the outside looking in.

Nick Eubanks is considered by some to be the top tight end prospect in South Florida this year. At 6-foot-5 and 215 pounds, he helped American Heritage win a state championship last season. He has offers from schools like Miami, Michigan, Alabama, Georgia, and LSU and told Scout recently that 'Bama and UGA were his two favorites. He doesn't seem to have a whole lot of interest in Miami right now so it's likely an uphill battle for the Canes.

Ray Marten is one of the top prospects in the state of New York this year. At 6-foot-4 and 230 pounds, Marten added a Miami offer back in March and seems to have some interest in the Canes. He plans on visiting here this summer and also has offers from schools like Rutgers, Syracuse, and Boston College. He should be at the top of the list of tight ends Miami fans should be watching.

Christian Roberson is a talented tight end in the Atlanta area who was offered by Miami last month. At 6-foot-4 and 230 pounds, Roberson doesn't have a whole lot of interest though. He's been consistent in naming Florida and Mississippi State as his top two choices this entire spring and they seem to have the edge at this stage of the game.

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