Junior - 6'2 191 - Homestead, Fl
Followed up an eye opening freshman campaign (10 catches - 227 yards - 2 TDs) with a nice sophomore year (28-406 -5).
Good route runner with soft hands, and deceptive speed who can occasionally also get deep. Also talented running after the catch. Has also shown the ability to make tough catches in the red zone, but needs to be more consistent.
Last season in UM's big play passing offense, Waters got off to a good start. But with the emergence of Stacy Coley and Allen Hurns' record setting season, he kind of got lost in the shuffle at some point. Personally I was expecting more of a break out year, considering how he closed out his first season in Coral Gables.
Nonetheless Waters has good enough size and speed to be a play maker on the outside and is also experienced in the slot. That versatility should guarantee he gets a decent amount of snaps.
Summary: Coley is going to emerge as the 'Canes best patch catcher and Phillip Dorsett is still the fastest guy on offense. When freshman Braxton Berrios gets healthy and acclimated, he too could get some looks at the slot position. And we haven't even mentioned Malcolm Lewis or Rashawn Scott. Still, Waters does a little bit of everything well. His production could be dependent on how good his chemistry is with whomever starts at QB, but I'd expect a 30-35 catch season with 5-6 TDs to be well within range for #6.
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