Miami Football Recruiting: Top Receiver Recruit Coley Stays Home, Picks Canes

David KenyonFeatured ColumnistFebruary 6, 2013

Stacy Coley via 247sports
Stacy Coley via 247sports

The Miami Hurricanes have received a commitment from local wide receiver Stacy Coley.

Coley chose the Canes over Florida State, South Florida and Ole Miss on an ESPNU Signing Day Special.

He donned a unique, yet classic Miami-esque hat simply saying "Swag."

Florida State head coach Jimbo Fisher noted in an ESPN interview that he believed Coley would be headed to Tallahassee, but it did not happen.

Hailing from Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Coley becomes the third player from South Florida—an area from which both fans and experts alike recently have been slamming the Hurricanes for not getting commits.

Coley is a much-heralded recruit as he boasts unanimous 4-star ratings from the major scouting services.

Both ESPN and 247sports rank Coley as the fourth-best wide receiver in the 2013 class.

Coley caught 94 passes for nearly 2,000 yards and 24 touchdowns in his past three high school seasons according to his 247sports profile. He added 226 rushing yards and five touchdowns on the ground as well. lead recruiter Mike Farrell tweeted that Coley was a "good-get" as well as "much-needed."

Coley joins a talented Hurricanes receiving corps where a plethora of top pass-catchers return next season. These players include Phillip Dorsett, Rashawn Scott, Allen Hurns, Malcolm Lewis and others.

The Hurricanes now have 16 commitments for 2013.