Canes bring back plenty of WR weapons

The Hurricanes are set to begin fall camp on Saturday. Lets take a closer look at the state of the team. This report focuses on the wide receivers.

The Hurricanes return five of their top seven pass-catchers at the wide receiver position from last season. The only players gone from last season's roster are career backups Davon Johnson and Kendal Thompkins.

Phillip Dorsett (Jr) is the big play guy for the Canes, and the most productive returning player at the position. Dorsett had a breakout sophomore season in 2012, catching 58 passes for 852 yards and four touchdowns. He emerged as the favorite deep threat for quarterback Stephen Morris.

While Dorsett has the ability to stretch the field, they'll turn to either Allen Hurns (Sr) or Rashawn Scott (Jr) to move the chains. Despite battling some injuries over the last two seasons, Hurns is a big target (6-foot-2) who has caught 59 passes for 729 yards and eight touchdowns over the last two seasons. He's primed to have his best season yet. Scott, a lightly recruited player from a private high school in the Space Coast, caught 35 passes for 512 yards and three scores last season. At 6-foot-3, Scott is another big target who is coming off a solid sophomore campaign.

Two freshmen made big impacts at wide receiver for the Canes last season. Malcolm Lewis caught eight passes for 73 yards and a score in just a few games last season before breaking his foot against Georgia Tech. The talented sophomore is expected to be 100-percent by the time the season starts and he should play a big role. Herb Waters was Miami's most explosive receiver at the end of last season. He caught 10 passes for 227 yards and two touchdowns in limited action at the end of the season. If last November was any indication, Waters could be Miami's best receiver this season.

Jontavious Carter and D'Mauri Jones are a pair of 6-foot-3 receivers who received redshirts last season. They'll look to break into the rotation this fall. The player who is more likely to break into the rotation is incoming freshman Stacy Coley. At 6-foot-1 and 180 pounds, Coley was recruited nationally and was widely considered the state's top wide receiver prospect last year. He's believed to be the most talented wide receiver on the roster and could play a big role early on.