Miami Hurricanes 6’6 2022 WR prospect Jayden Gibson provides intriguing size

MIAMI, FLORIDA - NOVEMBER 09: (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)
MIAMI, FLORIDA - NOVEMBER 09: (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images) /

Miami Hurricanes 6’6 wide receiver prospect Jayden Gibson scored two touchdowns using his frame in the Pylon seven-on-seven tournament in Orlando on Saturday. Gibson would be by far the biggest WR on the Miami roster. Junior Dee Wiggins is the tallest Hurricanes WR at 6’3 and 6’5 tight end Will Mallory the tallest receiver.

The three-star Gibson is likely a project. Gibson is the 642nd ranked player, 89th WR and 81st ranked player in Florida in the Class of 2022. The Miami Hurricanes signed three highly ranked four-star WRs. Romello Brinson is the 25th ranked WR, Jacolby George 28th and Brashard Smith 37th in the Class of 2022.

Miami has offered 36 WRs in the Class of 2022 including Gibson. One Crystal Ball from Gaby Urrutia of Inside the U projects Gibson to Miami. The Hurricanes have only two commits for 2022, both on defense. Defensive tackle Brandon Cleveland and defensive end Jamaal Johnson are committed to Miami.

Gibson has received 25 scholarship offers including seven from Miami ACC rivals. The athletic Gibson who also participates in track and field used his body well on Saturday to make a pair of TD catches. Gibson is an intriguing prospect for Miami with the 2021 signees. Bud Elliott of 247 Sports profiled Gibson.

"“Winter Garden West Orange receiver Jayden Gibson used his 6-foot-6 frame to make several touchdown catches on Saturday. He needs to fill out his frame, but he has decent body control for such a tall player.Cincinnati, Florida State, Iowa State, Miami, and Utah are all in contact with Gibson, who is in no rush to make a decision.”"

The Hurricanes added Oklahoma transfer Charleston Rambo who will have two years of eligibility remaining. Senior Mike Harley will definitely leave after the 2021 season. Wiggins and fellow junior Mark Pope have two seasons of eligibility remaining but can leave after the 2021 season.

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Miami needs the underclassmen to start making an impact in 2021, or Brinson, George and Smith will receive opportunities this fall. Before Harley broke out over the last half of the 2020 season, Miami has not received enough consistency from WRs they have signed recently. Continuing to add playmakers is important for the future.