After a recruitment that saw almost every big-time school in the country offer him a scholarship, 4-star wide receiver recruit Stacy Coley will be headed to Miami.
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Oakland Park (Fla.) Northeast receiver Stacy Coley announces for Miami...2/6/2013, 4:09:24 PM
Coley, who had been tight-lipped about his recruitment throughout the process, developed into a star during his time at Northeast High School in Oakland Park, Fla. According to 247Sports' composite rankings, Coley is ranked as the seventh-best wide receiver and No. 64 overall prospect for the class of 2013.
Coley will come in as yet another coup for Miami's recruiting class, but he isn't necessarily the type that will leap to superstardom right away as a freshman.
At 6'1" and 175 pounds, he isn't a physically explosive force of nature like Ricky Seals-Jones and instead is an athlete who plays at his stature. Oftentimes he'll go down on contact too easily, and that won't cut it in the ACC.
Don't get me wrong, though. Coley is 100 percent worthy of his hyped billing. He's an explosive downfield threat that already has the burst to get by top-flight cornerbacks at the next level and has enough leaping ability to make up for his frame.
It will just be up to Al Golden to help Coley harness those gifts and turn them into production for Miami. If given the proper time to develop, it's wholly possible that Coley winds up being one of the best collegiate receivers in his class.
Landing him will undoubtedly help finish off a strong recruiting class for Miami and help push its offense to the next level down the line.