Miami football adds size with 6’4 2022 WR Colbie Young

Dec 8, 2020; Coral Gables, Florida, USA; Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports
Dec 8, 2020; Coral Gables, Florida, USA; Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports /

The Miami football program added size at wide receiver on Sunday with a commitment from 6’4 junior college transfer Colbie Young. Young becomes the tallest WR on the Miami roster. At Lackawanna Community College last season, Young had 24 receptions for 472 yards and nine touchdowns.

Young is the 12th transfer the Miami football program has added during the 2022 offseason. Young joins Frank Ladson as the second transfer WR Miami has added for the 2022 season. Ladson returned home to Miami after spending the first three years of his collegiate career at Clemson.

Young does not have a current ranking and was not ranked coming out of Binghampton, New York High School. Pittsburgh was the only other major program to receive an official visit from Young. Young had official visits to Pittsburgh the weekend of June 6 and Miami this weekend. Young had offers from five Power Five programs.

Young had 43 receptions for 773 yards and nine TDs in his last two years at Binghampton. After playing one year at Lackawanna, Young will have three seasons of eligibility remaining. Miami has likely completed its 2022 class with the addition of Young. There are, however, still players in the transfer portal.

Young chose to play at Lackawanna out of high school over FCS programs like Albany and Maine per Gaby Urrutia of 247 Sports. The turnaround with Young committing to Miami was quick. Miami offered Young on June 3. In addition to Ladson, Miami also signed four-star WR Isaiah Horton as part of the 2022 Class.

Young can grow with what is a mostly young Miami WR corps. All of the scholarship WRs on the Miami football roster have eligibility remaining beyond the 2022 season. Miami WRs will have the opportunity to earn playing time during August training camp with Keyshawn Smith as the only returning starters.

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Young could become a key contributor for Miami, particularly in the red zone with his size. Smith leads the returning Miami receivers with three TDs. Ladson had three TD receptions each during the 2019 and 2020 seasons with Clemson before being limited by injuries in 2021. Young adds depth for Miami.