He’s going to have some tough competition for playing time as a freshman, but four-star receiver recruit Stacy Coley has officially committed to the play football for the Miami Hurricanes. The recruiting battle between Miami and Florida State literally went down to the last second on National Signing Day, but Coley finally put on the green and orange cap with “Swag” written across the front. If there was ever any doubt in Coley’s confidence, it was laid to rest when he officially decided to play football at The U.
Coley is slightly under-sized at 6’1″ and 175 pounds, but he has decent speed (4.5 in the 40-yard dash) and he’s extremely quick off the line of scrimmage. He almost makes you think he’s a possession receiver with his play although he’s much too small for that.
As mentioned, Coley will have some tough competition for playing time at Miami this fall as the team returns two starters in Phillip Dorsett and Allen Hurns as well as three experienced receivers who will be vying for starlings spots in Rashawn Scott, Malcolm Lewis and Herb Waters.
Many thought Coley would pick Florida State as he has favored the Seminoles since day one and they had a much better season than the Hurricanes in 2012. All that speculation is over now, though, as Coley has officially signed with Miami. Now we’ll have to wait and see if his impact on the team comes in 2013 or later.