Miami Hurricanes National Signing Day: WR Marquez Ezzard

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Miami also returns rising Seniors, Darrell Langham and Dayall Harris, rising redshirt Junior Lawrence Cager, rising Sophomores Mike Harley and Jeff Thomas and Redshirt Freshman Evidence Njoku. It’s one of the deepest wide receiver cores in the country.

The battle for playing time at wide receiver for the Hurricanes in 2018 will be fierce. It’s possible that one or two of the receivers could be redshirted. Based on the rankings Wiggins seems to be the most likely. Someone like Langham could also emerge and surprise in 2018.

Ezzard spoke to Atlanta sports show High5Sports in December about what he can bring to a team.

Ezzard will work with Miami Hurricanes wide receiver coach Ron Dugans. Dugans turned down a chance to return to his hometown and alma mater Florida State. New Seminoles Head Coach Willie Taggart wanted Dugans as part of his staff.

Ezzard gives the Hurricanes excellent size at  6-2, 213 pounds. As an athlete, he has the potential to be switched to defensive back. The Hurricanes could have a need there in 2019. Miami will lose three seniors from the defensive backfield following the 2018 season. Ezzard played safety in addition to wide receiver in 2017.

He finished the 2017 season with 1,023 receiving yards, averaging 22.2 yards per catch. He also played baseball at Stockbridge High School in Georgia.

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Miami signed Ezzard after he initially committed to Florida State. Ironically Oregon was also on his list and the Hurricanes signed him despite Taggart moving from the Ducks to Tallahassee.