Pre-Spring: WR's to Watch

The University of Miami will certainly be looking for the wide receivers in the class of 2004. Here are some prospects to keep an eye on early in the recruiting season.

J.R. BRYANT, 6-1, 175, Miami (Columbus)
Talented two-way performer with good size, speed, and athletic ability. He was a third team All-Dade selection on defense but has the athletic tools to be one of the best in the county as a senior.

XAVIER CARTER, 6-2, 190, Palm Bay
Perhaps the fastest recruit in the state this coming season, Carter is a two-time state 400m champ and is aiming for No. 3 this spring. At 6-2 1/2 and 190, he ran a blistering 4.35 on grass at last year's NIKE Camp. He really matured into a big time football player as a junior, when he had 28 catches and eight touchdowns, while averaging 24 per reception. He also averaged a staggering 65 yards per kickoff return. He appears to be the total package and should be among the most heavily recruited wide receiver prospects in the entire country.

TONEY COLLINS, 5-10, 170, Lake Worth (John I. Leonard)
Very talented athlete who is one of those kids that can change the image of a game every time he touches it. Very dangerous in the open field. On offense, he averaged 20 yards per catch and scored three touchdowns. He also plays cornerback, where he had two interceptions and a touchdown. He's also dangerous in the return game. He'll be one of the big play guys in Palm Beach County this season. Also a standout basketball player.

ALBERT DUKES, 6-1, 170, Belle Glade (Glades Central)
Another in a long line of great receivers to come out of this program, Dukes is a track standout who has been running varsity since his freshman year. He averaged 21 yards per catch as a junior in football with five touchdowns. He'll now be the go-to guy this season.

JOHN DUNLAP, 6-2, 200, Hollywood (Chaminade)
While playing in a run-oriented offense, Dunlap had 11 receptions for over 200 yards as a junior but he was even better as a sophomore when he had over 600 yards. With all the physical skills you look for in a receiver, Dunlap just needs to stay focused and motivated and he could quickly become a major prospect nationally.

MARCUS EDWARDS, 5-11, 180, Mayo (Lafayette)
The school's top offensive recruit in nearly a decade, Edwards lit up opposing defenses as a junior last season. He had 834 yards and 12 touchdowns. With 4.45 speed, Edwards is a major deep threat.

LARRY FREEMAN, 6-1, 185, Fort Meade
Played quarterback for the Miners this season but projects as a college wide receiver. Very talented track kid that also is on the school's weight-lifting team. He's a very good possession type receiver. Had over 1,500 yards and 15 touchowns as a junior.

RASHAUN JONES, 6-1, 180, Lake City (Columbia)
A big play guy for the Tigers, Jones had over 500 yards receiving, three interceptions on defense, and three blocked kicks. He was a difference maker last season, especially in big games. He also possesses a nice combination of size, speed, and athletic ability.

JOSH JULMISTE, 6-4, 195, Miramar
The younger brother of a Division 1 quarterback named Jean Julmiste, this kid has made a difference at three different positions - wide receiver and quarterback on offense and defensive end. He's just one of those special athletes that knows how to make plays.

COREY SANDERS, 6-4, 180, Pompano Beach (Ely)
Tall, rangy receiver with good hands. He played in an offense that featured a strong running game last season so he didn't get a lot of opportunities. However, he averaged 13 yards per touch and has a nice combination of size and body control.

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