April Recruiting Update: WR's

April Recruiting Update: WR's

National Signing Day is still 10 months away for the Class of 2014 but there's a lot going on. Read on to see the latest with Miami's recruiting efforts at the wide receiver position.

The Hurricanes signed three wide receivers in the 2013 class but two of them -- Ryheem Lockley and Derrick Griffin -- will likely have to spend a semester at prep school before joining the program. Stacy Coley, the state's top prospect at the position last year, is expected to come in and make a big impact early on.

Because they'll only have one freshman receiver on campus this fall, the Canes will need to re-stock the position in the 2014 class.

Travis Rudolph is the name Miami fans have probably become most familiar with. That's because he committed to the Hurricanes during his junior season at Cardinal Newman High. At 6-foot-1 and 175 pounds, Rudolph is coached by former Hurricane quarterback Steve Walsh and grew up a Miami fan so it made sense for him to make an early commitment last year. Several other schools have continued recruiting him, however, and he recently backed off the commitment to pursue other schools. Miami is still in good shape with him, however.

Rudolph is just one of many very talented wide receiver prospects in South Florida's 2014 class. He's one of three in Palm Beach County alone who have offers from the Canes.

Darrell Langham is a 6-foot-3 pass-catcher from Santaluces High, the school that once sent Vince Wilfork to Miami. Langham is a tremendous athlete with a lot of early interest in Miami.

Johnnie Dixon is the top wide receiver prospect in Palm Beach. At 5-foot-11 and 190 pounds, Dixon is a big time player with offers from just about everyone. He grew up a Florida fan but he's developed a good relationship with the Miami coaches and has been on campus a few times in recent months. Miami is very much in the running.

Moving down into Broward County, the best prospect appears to be St. Thomas Aquinas standout Corey Holmes. At 6-feet and 180 pounds, Holmes has an offer from Miami but seems to be focused on other schools at this point in the process.

Going into Dade County, there are two players to especially keep an eye on for Miami fans -- Ermon Lane and JoJo Robinsoon. At 6-foot-2 and 175 pounds, Lane is an elite level prospect from Homestead High. He has an offer from the Canes and has a lot of interest. Alabama seems to be the top competition early on for him. Another player to watch closely is Miami Northwestern's JoJo Robinson. At 6-feet and 175 pounds, Robinson grew up a Miami fan but has been committed to Florida State since last summer. That could change in the very near future.

Ryeshene Bronson (Dunbar HS in Fort Myers), Tay Scott (East Lake High in Tarpon Springs), and Moral Stephens (Taylor County HS in Perry) are a few other in-state receivers with offers from Miami. Unfortunately for the Canes none of the three have serious interest in the Canes at this stage of the game.

There is never much need to leave the state for wide receiver prospects but one to keep a close eye on right now is Austin Roberts. The 6-foot-2 receiver is the son of former UM tight end Alfredo Roberts. He lived in Tampa for awhile and grew up a Miami fan. He now plays in Indiana, and is someone the Canes are actively trying to get in their 2014 class.

As you can see, the recruiting board is loaded with quality receivers right now. Don't be surprised if the Hurricanes end up signing three or four of them for the upcoming recruiting class.

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