Commit Analysis: 4-star WR Daquris Wiggins

Daquris Wiggins made a very early commitment to Miami. Lets take a closer look at what it means for the Canes.

Daquris (pronounced Day-Chorus) Wiggins first committed to the Hurricanes back in October of 2015, right around the time Miami was going through a coaching change. He never wavered from it and re-affirmed his commitment to the Canes after Mark Richt got the job.

What to Like: At 6-foot-2 and 170 pounds, Wiggins has good height and excellent leaping ability. His catch radius is very good because of it and he does a really nice job of climbing the ladder for jump balls. It's rare to see him losing a jump ball situation. He has the frame to add a lot more weight and strength. He's long, fast, sure-handed, and plays for a Miami Southridge team that is fresh off a state championship in 2016. He's used to playing in big games. He's a hard working kid who is expected to graduate high school early and enroll at Miami in time for spring football in 2018.

What may concern you: Wiggins needs to add weight and get stronger. Big, physical corners could potentially give him fits coming off the line of scrimmage. That should come with time in a college weight room. Another concern is that he was only the fourth leading receiver on his own high school team last season (fellow UM commit Mark Pope led them). He's more talented than the other two kids so you'd like to see him be more productive at the high school level and become a bigger part of the team's plans passing game.

Bottom Line: Wiggins has been rock solid with his commitment for about a yea and a half now. Georgia, Florida, and West Virginia were some of his other early offers. He's one of three WR commitments for the Hurricanes right now. He might not be the same caliber of prospect as his teammate Pope but he's a big kid with some impressive upside because of his size, catch radius, and ability to run. If he ends up enrolling into school early, as expected, it will only help him physically prepare to play as a freshman in 2018.


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