Mike's Take: New WR commit

Mike's Take: New WR commit

The Hurricanes landed a commitment at their camp today when Santaluces standout wide receiver Darrell Langham pulled the trigger. Read on to see what CanesTime's Mike Bakas is saying about it.

Darrell Langham says he committed to Miami while on campus for camp today.

What to Like: The first thing that really jumps out to you when watching Langham is his size. At 6-foot-4 and 195 pounds, he's very long and does a tremendous job of going up and getting nearly every ball. He really uses his size to his advantage. When the ball is in the air, he almost always comes down with it. He has big, soft hands and does a nice job getting it at its highest point. His size creates some mismatches against smaller cornerbacks, especially when coming off the line of scrimmage or trying to make catches in traffic. He's a very athletic kid who has plus ball skills, and he posted good production numbers as a junior last season. He's a big, athletic kid, with soft hands, and a good history of making plays. Those are some of the reasons why he was heavily recruited by a number of programs.

What may concern you: Like a lot of 6-4 wide receivers at the high school level, Langham will need to get faster. He runs well and shows some athleticism by being able to jump and change directions but he's going to have to improve his straight ahead speed and ability to come off the line of scrimmage. Those things usually come over time, and as he spends more time inside a college weight room. He also needs to get better at going over the middle and making catches in traffic, especially with his size advantage over most high school defenders.

Bottom Line: The Hurricanes are recruiting a lot of wide receivers in the 2014 class, and they will likely sign at least three of them. Langham becomes the first commitment at the position for the Hurricanes. He's likely not a kid who will make an impact right away, like a Stacy Coley, but he's a kid who offers a lot of upside. His other offers were from schools like Mississippi State, Arkansas, and Illinois so he was being recruited like a solid three-star prospect. Since he grew up a Miami fan and has developed a great relationship with Brannan Carroll, there's no reason to believe that Langham will have a change of heart anytime down the road, even if he takes other visits later in the year.

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