Mike Harley in weekly contact with Miami

Mike Harley in weekly contact with Miami

Peter Ariz
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Miami is searching for wide receivers in the 2017 class. The Hurricanes currently have Evidence Njoku and Kevaughn Dingle on board at the position and ATH Deejay Dallas could potentially play the slot as well.

One local target who has been on the radar of Miami fans for over a year now is St. Thomas Aquinas’ playmaking speedster Mike Harley – who is capable of making a highlight any time he touches the football.

One of the most respected players in south Florida, Harley showed on Friday night why he is thought of in high regard by his peers. His STA teammate and Ohio State commit Trevon Grimes is out for the season with a torn ACL that he sustained against Bishop Gorman, so Harley honored him by donning the #16 that Grimes normally takes the field in.

Harley said he went to visit Grimes the day before the game and his teammate was feeling “depressed” and “missing the game”.

“He’s been my brother since ninth grade,” Harley said. “I dedicated that game to him to show him we have his back and he’s not left out.”

“When he saw it, he hugged me and was crying and told me thank you.”

Talking to prospects around south Florida, Harley and Trajan Bandy are two of the names you hear about most.

“Me and Trajan are just humble beasts who work hard. We don’t trash talk. When it’s time to compete, we do that – and a lot of people respect that,” he said.

A Mountaineers commit, Harley is not surprised by West Virginia’s hot start this season.

“When I went up there, I said ‘coach what are y’all doing with all this talent?’ because they went like 6-5 or 7-6 last year. He was telling me they had young talent and now they’re 6-0 this season,” he said.

He cracked a joke that was funny to him where he asked me what I had eaten that morning and I told him chicken. He said “you are what you eat,” and while I was running routes, he told me I run like a chicken,” Harley said.

Holgorsen sold Harley on the chance to be the next Tavon Austin at WVU and he has stated that his commitment is solid, but the electrifying wide receiver has been taking visits and will continue to do so.

Harley took an official visit to Utah last month, has been to a couple Miami games this season, and still plans on seeing West Virginia, Maryland, and Louisville. Although the Canes have not offered Harley yet, they are keeping close tabs on his progress.

Miami has been in constant contact with Harley – the Aquinas star appreciates Ron Dugans’ recruiting approach, which differs from other coaches’ style. Harley said that him and Miami’s receivers coach talk every week.

“He’s a family man. I’ve never had a coach check up on my family the way he does – it’s not always football-related when we talk. It’s been a big step in my recruitment,” Harley said.

If Miami offered, would Harley take a serious look?

“Yes, I would definitely. It’s home – I would be closer to my family. There’s a great tradition and Mark Richt is turning it back around,” he said without hesitation.

Harley says he is in contact with Miami commits Deejay Dallas and D.J. Johnson, and says that Canes commit Jon Ford is his childhood friend from playing youth football with him.
 

Comments (58)

I didn't know about Grimes' torn ACL. That brightens an otherwise gloomy streak of news.

Harley will be in this class.
 
Why don't they just offer this kid already?

Doesn't seem to be too many others on the WR board:

Njoku
Smith
Harley
Dingle?
Jeudy
Holloman
 
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Not sure why the staff has not offered already...

What is the difference between Harley and Isaiah Mckenzie? Both are virtually identical and Richt was the one who recruited Mckenzie to UGA.

Also, Harley is also one of the more respected players in SoFLA similar to Bandy which could only help in recruiting others kids to stay home.
 
Meh. What would Dana Holgorson know about offense that Richt wouldn't?
 
Are his grades in order? Can't understand why else he wouldn't have an offer.
 
if our WR class is built around dingle and evidence, we are in huge trouble at that position.
 
Not sure why the staff has not offered already...

What is the difference between Harley and Isaiah Mckenzie? Both are virtually identical and Richt was the one who recruited Mckenzie to UGA.

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No they are a lot different...With Harley you are (hoping) he's phillip dorsett. Mckenzie is more like a Roscoe Parrish, shake and bake type. Harley is straight line speed (acceleration even if not a 4.3 guy). Not at all the same imo.
 
Please some explain the hype around Njoku, when we already lack speed at the reciever position.
 
Please some explain the hype around Njoku, when we already lack speed at the reciever position.



I think Njoku has good potential as a big possession receiver. I honestly like his upside more than Dingle. When Pete said Dingle might not be in this class, I was fine with that. Didn't think we needed two possession guys.
 
Better offer him quick b4 it's too late and we left out in the cold....like every year.
 
Not sure why the staff has not offered already...

What is the difference between Harley and Isaiah Mckenzie? Both are virtually identical and Richt was the one who recruited Mckenzie to UGA.

.

No they are a lot different...With Harley you are (hoping) he's phillip dorsett. Mckenzie is more like a Roscoe Parrish, shake and bake type. Harley is straight line speed (acceleration even if not a 4.3 guy). Not at all the same imo.

Was referring more to the size reference since according to Pete that is the reason the staff has not offered him, they are worried he is too small and has peaked already. Mckenzie is still 5'8 last time I checked and Richt and the UGA staff had no issues offering him. Harley is a burner and we are in desperate need of speed...makes little to no sense why there is no offer considering Bandy and Deejay are even pressuring the staff to show him love.
 
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Miami is searching for wide receivers in the 2017 class. The Hurricanes currently have Evidence Njoku and Kevaughn Dingle on board at the position and ATH Deejay Dallas could potentially play the slot as well.

One local target who has been on the radar of Miami fans for over a year now is St. Thomas Aquinas’ playmaking speedster Mike Harley – who is capable of making a highlight any time he touches the football.

One of the most respected players in south Florida, Harley showed on Friday night why he is thought of in high regard by his peers. His STA teammate and Ohio State commit Trevon Grimes is out for the season with a torn ACL that he sustained against Bishop Gorman, so Harley honored him by donning the #16 that Grimes normally takes the field in.

Harley said he went to visit Grimes the day before the game and his teammate was feeling “depressed” and “missing the game”.

“He’s been my brother since ninth grade,” Harley said. “I dedicated that game to him to show him we have his back and he’s not left out.”

“When he saw it, he hugged me and was crying and told me thank you.”

Talking to prospects around south Florida, Harley and Trajan Bandy are two of the names you hear about most.

“Me and Trajan are just humble beasts who work hard. We don’t trash talk. When it’s time to compete, we do that – and a lot of people respect that,” he said.

A Mountaineers commit, Harley is not surprised by West Virginia’s hot start this season.

“When I went up there, I said ‘coach what are y’all doing with all this talent?’ because they went like 6-5 or 7-6 last year. He was telling me they had young talent and now they’re 6-0 this season,” he said.

He cracked a joke that was funny to him where he asked me what I had eaten that morning and I told him chicken. He said “you are what you eat,” and while I was running routes, he told me I run like a chicken,” Harley said.

Holgorsen sold Harley on the chance to be the next Tavon Austin at WVU and he has stated that his commitment is solid, but the electrifying wide receiver has been taking visits and will continue to do so.

Harley took an official visit to Utah last month, has been to a couple Miami games this season, and still plans on seeing West Virginia, Maryland, and Louisville. Although the Canes have not offered Harley yet, they are keeping close tabs on his progress.

Miami has been in constant contact with Harley – the Aquinas star appreciates Ron Dugans’ recruiting approach, which differs from other coaches’ style. Harley said that him and Miami’s receivers coach talk every week.

“He’s a family man. I’ve never had a coach check up on my family the way he does – it’s not always football-related when we talk. It’s been a big step in my recruitment,” Harley said.

If Miami offered, would Harley take a serious look?

“Yes, I would definitely. It’s home – I would be closer to my family. There’s a great tradition and Mark Richt is turning it back around,” he said without hesitation.

Harley says he is in contact with Miami commits Deejay Dallas and D.J. Johnson, and says that Canes commit Jon Ford is his childhood friend from playing youth football with him.

Pete,

What's your gut say? Is this like the Bandy situation and will we eventually offer?
 
Disregard Pete on Harley, I just saw the other recruiting thread from Saturday.
 
Not sure why the staff has not offered already...

What is the difference between Harley and Isaiah Mckenzie? Both are virtually identical and Richt was the one who recruited Mckenzie to UGA.

.

No they are a lot different...With Harley you are (hoping) he's phillip dorsett. Mckenzie is more like a Roscoe Parrish, shake and bake type. Harley is straight line speed (acceleration even if not a 4.3 guy). Not at all the same imo.

Was referring more to the size reference since according to Pete that is the reason the staff has not offered him, they are worried he is too small and has peaked already. Mckenzie is still 5'8 last time I checked and Richt and the UGA staff had no issues offering him. Harley is a burner and we are in desperate need of speed...makes little to no sense why there is no offer considering Bandy and Deejay are even pressuring the staff to show him love.

You can't just look at size. If the kid is electric, that's one thing. McKenzie, roscoe, et al fit that mode. Harley is a totally different kind of player - more like dorsett.
 
Not sure why the staff has not offered already...

What is the difference between Harley and Isaiah Mckenzie? Both are virtually identical and Richt was the one who recruited Mckenzie to UGA.

.

No they are a lot different...With Harley you are (hoping) he's phillip dorsett. Mckenzie is more like a Roscoe Parrish, shake and bake type. Harley is straight line speed (acceleration even if not a 4.3 guy). Not at all the same imo.

Was referring more to the size reference since according to Pete that is the reason the staff has not offered him, they are worried he is too small and has peaked already. Mckenzie is still 5'8 last time I checked and Richt and the UGA staff had no issues offering him. Harley is a burner and we are in desperate need of speed...makes little to no sense why there is no offer considering Bandy and Deejay are even pressuring the staff to show him love.

You can't just look at size. If the kid is electric, that's one thing. McKenzie, roscoe, et al fit that mode. Harley is a totally different kind of player - more like dorsett.

Exactly... Antonio Brown comes to mind. You have to take all aspects into consideration.
 

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