CaneHunt '14: Tight Ends (TE) | FEB 24

CaneHunt '14: Tight Ends (TE) | FEB 24

TexCane
2014 CaneHunt ’14: Tight End Board (TE)

Miami will offer scholarships to approximately 170-200 prospects every year. Each school has a BIG Board and position boards, which list prospects by the school’s priorities. Our “CaneHunt” boards are our attempt to “guess” the Hurricanes’ recruiting priorities. These boards will change throughout the recruiting cycle. Check back often during the year to check on the boards and get the latest updates on prospects. We hope you enjoy CaneHunt ’14.

Miami’s Need: 3

Miami currently has six (6) tight ends on the roster, including Beau Sandland and Standish Dobard. Three of them will be seniors (Cleveland, Dye, Perry) this season, meaning the Canes will be looking to bring as many as three new TEs in this upcoming class.

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1. Name: Tyler Luatua
Hometown/School: La Mirada (La Mirada, CA)
Ht: 6-4 | Wt: 230 | 40: NA
Season Stats:
Composite Rating / Rank: 98 | #1 TE
Scouting Report (s): NA
Schools of Interest: (23) ALA, USC, UM, FSU, ND, MI
Leader(s): ALA, USC
Status: Offered
Chance: Too Early

UPDATES:

2/23/13: Tyler Luatua is ranked the #1 TE in the nation, with a 98 rating, according to the 247Sports Composite. Currently, Tyler has the Canes in his top six schools. However, we must get him to campus quickly if we are to stand a chance of landing this elite TE. Most experts feel he will stay out west. USC and UCLA are already making their moves. Great challenge for Coach Carroll.

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2. Name: Bryce Dixon

Hometown/School: St. Bonaventure (Ventura, CA)
Ht: 6-4 | Wt: 220| 40: NA
Season Stats: NA
Composite Rating / Rank: 92 | #7 TE
Scouting Report (s): NA
Schools of Interest: ( 10 ) OSU, AZ, CAL, COL, MIAMI, STAN, UCLA, USC, WASH, VANDY
Leader(s): OSU
Status: Offered
Chance: Too Earl

UPDATES:

2/23/13/: Bryce Dixon is another quality TE from California. He ranked the 6th best TE in the nation. Bryce is rated a 92, according to the 247Sport Composite. Unlike Luatua, Bryce is considered more likely to pick a school outside of California. Look for Ohio State to be the main competitor for the Canes. It’s a long way to NSD.

VIDEO: http://247sports.com/Player/Bryce-Dixon-22130/Videos?Institution=767

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3. Name: Moral Stephens

Hometown/School: Perry, FL (Taylor County)
HT: 6-4 | WT: 200 | 40: 4.50
Season Stats: 620 yeards on 38 receptions for 11 TDs
247Sports Composite: Rating: 89 Rank: #16 TE
Scouting Report (s): NA
Schools of Interest: (14) UM, Clem, FSU, LVille, Ark, LSU, Ohio State, Penn State, Utah, Vandy
Leader(s): too early
Status: Offered
Chance: Too early

UPDATES: Moral Stephens, from Perry, Florida, is ranked the #16 TE in the nation, with a 89 rating, according to the 247Sports Composite. He’s big AND fast, with a 4.5 40. Moral had a very productive junior campaign with 38 receptions for 620 yards. Stephens knows what to do with the rock when he gets it. He converted almost 30% of those passes into 11 TDs. Some big programs have already offered Moral including LSU, Ohio State, Clemson, Penn State and Miami.

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4. Name: Davion Riley

Hometown/School: Lake Wales Senior (Lake Wales, FL)
Ht: 6-3 | Wt: 210 | 40:
Season Stats: NA
Composite Rating / Rank: NA | NA
Scouting Report (s): NA
Schools of Interest: (6) FIU, UMASS, MIAMI, TENN, FSU, LSU
Leader(s): Too Early
Status: Offered
Chance: Too Early

UPDATES:

2/24/13: Davion Riley is a relatively unknown in the recruiting circles. However, Davion has drawn the attention of a few major programs such as Tennessee, FSU LSU and Miami. I’m sure Riley will receive more attention and offers over the next six months.

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NOTE: Miami also offered Jeb Blazevich and Jacory Washington. However, they have indicated little or NO INTEREST in UM.

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Comments (19)

I wonder about a TE who even lists FSU as a school he'd go to. Does this kid even do any kind of research about where he's going to go play? Take a ganders at O'Leary. He was obviously overrated but he could've had a chance somewhere else.
 
I wonder about a TE who even lists FSU as a school he'd go to. Does this kid even do any kind of research about where he's going to go play? Take a ganders at O'Leary. He was obviously overrated but he could've had a chance somewhere else.
They don't look at history most of the time honestly if they did UM and Stanford would get all the top tight ends
 
I'm just sayin look at the offense and the numbers of how many targets the TE's get.


I seriously think FSU just wants to sign the top TE so they can boast about it, and then never use the kid at all. They love their recruiting trophies up there in Tally.
 
I'm just sayin look at the offense and the numbers of how many targets the TE's get.


I seriously think FSU just wants to sign the top TE so they can boast about it, and then never use the kid at all. They love their recruiting trophies up there in Tally.
I dont even know of an FSU player in the pros so you're right it just sucks players are that dumb i mean O'Lear sucks but they dont put him in a position to succed i mean let him streak down the middle at least 1 time damn you can tell why Coley wanted to leave
 
D
Legacy Austin Roberts was offered as a TE/H-back IIRC and there is Ravian Pierce who is Lammons' teammate.
 
I think we bing in 2 and Roberts is the #1 guy for us because he doesn' have the speed that even Griffen has
 
it would be great to get 2014 numbers and needs....

1wr- Lane
2RBs- Cook and Sony
1OT- KC
20 DTs

i'd be happy with that
 
Missed the local kid we have been recruiting for over a year. Ravian Pierce.
 
Missed the local kid we have been recruiting for over a year. Ravian Pierce.
Hey FreePawn...

Thanks, but it does not appear UM has offered him YET. We only track official "offers." We'll keep an eye on him and if Miami offers we will certainly put him on our board.

Keep the info coming!

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Hey gang...

There appears to be some concern about the number of TEs on our board. Stay calm. Last year, UM made 177 total offers. So far this year, UM has made 86 total offers. I expect more than 200 offers to be made by the Canes this year. If I'm right, that means another 114 offers are still to come. I'm sure a few more TEs will be in that number.

Tex
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lol. We are not running a 10 TE offense. We need those ships for other positions next year.

I will say that we are very top heavy at TE though in terms of age. The only underclass TE we will have for sure is Dobard. I dont know if ODonnell has made the switch and if the stud from Texas will qualify and end up there.

If we end up with those 3 younger kids playing TE, plus Sandland and Warlord, we would have a deep and talented and balanced TE unit and we wouldnt even need any TEs this year, maybe take 1 at most. If Dobard ends up to be the only underclass TE, then take 2.
 
CaneHunt '14: TE | Moral Stephens | UPDATE | FEB 24

Hey gang...

I missed a Canes TE offer. I've added him to our TE Board.

Name: Moral Stephens

Hometown/School: Perry, FL (Taylor County)
HT: 6-4 | WT: 200 | 40: 4.50
Season Stats: 620 yeards on 38 receptions for 11 TDs
247Sports Composite: Rating: 89 Rank: #16 TE
Scouting Report (s): NA
Schools of Interest: (14) UM, Clem, FSU, LVille, Ark, LSU, Ohio State, Penn State, Utah, Vandy
Leader(s): too early
Status: Offered
Chance: Too early

UPDATES: Moral Stephens, from Perry, Florida, is ranked the #16 TE in the nation, with a 89 rating, according to the 247Sports Composite. He’s big AND fast, with a 4.5 40. Moral had a very productive junior campaign with 38 receptions for 620 yards. Stephens knows what to do with the rock when he gets it. He converted almost 30% of those passes into 11 TDs. Some big programs have already offered Moral including LSU, Ohio State, Clemson, Penn State and Miami.

:cigar:
 
Seems unrealistic to bring in 3 TE's given how many we brought in this year unless someone(s) move somewhere else, no?? Haven't looked at the depth chart but we just got a helluva TE class.
 
Seems unrealistic to bring in 3 TE's given how many we brought in this year unless someone(s) move somewhere else, no?? Haven't looked at the depth chart but we just got a helluva TE class.
Hey Fanat...

At one point in the recruiting cycle we had 4 TE verbals. However, Kerr and Johnson de-committed. We finished with 2 TE signings (Sandland & Dobard) in the 2013 class. Derrick Griffin, from Texas, was recruited as a WR and the staff will keep him there unless he puts on more weight.

Therefore, after the 2014 season, the Canes will be down to one TE, Standish Dobard. And that's the problem. Depth. Others may be shifted to TE, like DeWayne Hoilett and/or Griffin. However, CAG wants to eliminate cannibalization of one position to fix depth at another. Griffin is an elite WR. You don't do anything immediately to mess with your stud recruits. Bad practice. So, look for the Canes to take as many as 3 TEs in this class. At least one of those will be RS to help balance the classes. CAG calls this "roster management."

Thanks.

Tex
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TE is one position we have not had much luck recruiting locally. Gordon may be our best South Florida TE in the last 30 years.
 

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