Coley was thought to be a pretty large Florida State lean for the majority of the process before Miami threw their hat in the ring late in the fall. A December 7th official visit is what really kicked off the recruitment for Miami and put them in the thick of the race for Coley’s signature. Miami felt very good about its standing before the defection of his primary recruiter and future offensive coordinator, George McDonald and Jedd Fisch, put a damper on things and seemed to push Coley back into Florida State’s favor heading into his official visit with them on the weekend of January 18th. That didn’t last long however as shortly afterwards Coley visited Miami for a 2nd time, this one unofficially for the big basketball upset against #1 ranked Duke. That coupled with Miami’s hiring of former Florida State Offensive Coordinator James Coley put Miami over the edge and ultimately landed them the coveted recruit.
Not to be missed in all of this is the job that his primary recruiter Terry Richardson did throughout the last few months to sell Coley on Miami and the relationships that coaches like Kehoe, Cristobal, and Barrow have with his coach, former Cane Donnell Bennett. It’s ultimately those relationships that solidified his choice in Miami.
Coley, listed at 6’1”, 175 pounds, is generally regarded as the number 1 WR prospect in the State of Florida this year and one of the top 5 overall.
Coley becomes the 7th 4 star commitment in Miami’s class and the 15th overall.
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