Miami Hurricanes wide receivers will be best offensive unit

TALLAHASSEE, FL - OCTOBER 7: Wide receiver Darrell Langham
TALLAHASSEE, FL - OCTOBER 7: Wide receiver Darrell Langham /
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Like Thomas, Harley came in as a four-star recruit in 2017. He wasn’t nearly as productive as a receiver in his Freshman year. Harley had just nine receptions for 91 yards and a touchdown last season. He was often praised for his skills as a blocker.

Other veterans that figure into the mix are Dayall Harris and Evidence Njoku. Both add more size to the Miami receiving core.

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Harris had ten receptions for 92 yards last season and is 6’3. Njoku is the younger brother of former Miami tight end David Njoku. Like his brother, he has excellent size at 6’6. He redshirted as a Freshman in 2016 after suffering a season-ending knee injury.

The Miami Hurricanes Freshman class at wide receiver is exceptional. In addition to Hightower and Pope Miami also adds Marquez Ezzard and Dee Wiggins. Hightower, Pope and Ezzard are all four-star players. Wiggins is three. Ezzard is 6’2 and Wiggins 6’3.

When Miami lost three of its best playmakers last season including Richards they were not able to replace them. With the growth of the Freshmen and Sophomore classes, the Hurricanes should be able to absorb a loss more easily this season and beyond.

Mark Richt and his staff have done an outstanding job recruiting, especially at wide receiver. Richt was able to convince wide receivers coach Ron Dugans to stay in Coral Gables.

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Dugans had been recruited by Willie Taggart to join the staff at Florida State. That’s Dugans Alma mater. He ultimately chose to stay in Miami because he likes the direction of the program.