Miami Hurricanes chosen by WR Charleston Rambo due to offensive opportunity

Sept 12, 2020, Norman, OK, USA; Mandatory credit: Sue Ogrocki/Pool Photo via USA TODAY Sports
Sept 12, 2020, Norman, OK, USA; Mandatory credit: Sue Ogrocki/Pool Photo via USA TODAY Sports /

Wide receiver Charleston Rambo chose to transfer from Oklahoma because of the Miami Hurricanes offense according to offensive coordinator Rhett Lashlee. Lashlee was quoted by Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald discussing the experience and competition that Rambo brings to the Hurricanes 2021 roster.

Rambo will be used as an outside receiver. Mike Harley had a breakout season in the slot for Miami in 2020. Mark Pope and Dee Wiggins were inconsistent for Miami as the outside receivers in 2020. In three collegiate seasons, Rambo has 76 for 1,180 yards, a 15.5 yards per reception average and nine touchdowns.

Miami could potentially use Rambo on special teams. Rambo had 13 kickoff returns for 326 yards as a Sooner. The opportunity to play in the uptempo spread offense Lashlee runs attracted Rambo to Miami. Rambo is expected to be a starter for Miami with Harley in the slot and Pope or Wiggins at the other outside spot.

Miami has 12 WRs on its roster for the 2021 season. That includes 2021 signees Romello Brinson, Jacolby George and Breshard Smith. Neither Brinson, George nor Smith were early enrollees. The nine WRs already on the Miami roster will challenge each other this spring. Rambo and Harley should lead the WRs.

"“He’s long, he’s an outside receiver, he can win vertically down the field, he can win in space…He wanted this opportunity. Seeing D’Eriq King and what we can do offensively, it attracted him. And the U attracts people. We’re really excited to see what he can do this spring, add competition to the wide receiver room.”"

Winning contested balls in the air will be just as important with Rambo added to the Miami Hurricanes roster as his speed is. Miami WRs often have trouble winning balls in the air. The ability King has added to the Miami offense should help other QBs and skill position players on offense consider Miami in the future.

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Lashlee has changed the Miami offense and should make the Hurricanes a destination school for recruits in the future. Rambo has a chance to make an impact on the Miami offense in 2021. King and Rambo can combine with Harley to give Miami one of the best QB-WR tandems in the country in 2021.