Expect Big Plays from Kayne

Of the four newest wide receivers from the 2007 recruiting class, it is the one with the least amount of experience, junior college transfer Kayne Farquharson that looks to make the biggest impact early on for the Miami Hurricanes this fall. Read on to see what he's saying...

He didn't play high school football, an oddity in the world of major Division 1-Bowl Division football for a player looking to be an immediate impact player for a major conference team, but Kayne Farquharson is no ordinary player.

The first commit for the ‘Canes, he is blessed with exceptional speed and ability which gives him something the team has lacked in some years, a player who can stretch the field vertically.

"I'm a big play threat and times I can turn it up and take it to the house," Farquharson said in an interview following the August 15th scrimmage.

The Homestead , Florida native went from virtual obscurity and no real football experience at the high school level to become one of the top junior college recruits in the country at the wide receiver position with natural abilities.

He helped raise his two younger sisters which is why he was unable to participate in high school football. However, at a Fellowship of Christian Athletes Camp, Farquharson was discovered and invited to play football at El Camino Junior College in California . He was given All-Conference honors as a freshman. He caught 23 passes for over 500 yards and scored six touchdowns. His sophomore campaign saw him become the #3 junior college wide receiver by scout.com and the #5 junior college player in the country by SuperPrep after bringing in 51 passes for 904 yards and nine touchdowns.

However, the difference for Farquharson between the junior college and major conference football is minimal.

"We got better facilities, better equipment, better talent, bigger lines," Farquharson said. "But everything else is just football."

Despite the lack of experience, he expects to make a big impact for the team this season.

"I just want to make big plays," Kayne said. "Be a full team player, make great blocks, and rally on."

He is being experimented with all over the field. Whether its on the outside, playing in the slot, or on special teams, Kayne is succeeding in practice. Throughout the last few practices, he has been noted as having exceptional catch after exceptional catch and progressing fast. One thing he takes pride in, is his development in the running game as a blocker.

"I was blocking good," Farquharson said following the teams second scrimmage. "I tried to do my best to catch tough balls, I had a nice kick off return, overall I feel I did good."

Improvement is his focus right now. With the limited experience the coaches are taking his development one step at a time.

"I want to improve in all aspects of the game," Kayne said. "I just want to learn the playbook, from A to Z, that is pretty much what the coaches have been asking of me, to understand the playbook."

When that happens, he expects to become a major player on this team's passing game and the new coaching staff is hoping that happens.

"They've (the coaching staff) been preaching team, team, team," he said. "Winning takes care of everything, so all we want to do is stay as a unit and win."


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