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Miami Freshman Profile: Lawrence Cager

In an effort to keep even the most hardcore Miami fan up to date on their favorite players, SOTU will be running a Freshman Profile series. In these posts, our writers will profile UM's newcomers for 2015. That way, when the season get's here, you hopefully will have a new found love for the team on the field.

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Lawrence Cager

WR - 6'5 200 - Towson, Md

4 star prospect who also held offers from Alabama, Boston College, Arkansas and many others.

Cager is a kid with no shortage of confidence, and his swag could make him a fan favorite in time.

But also a very solid young man off the field.

On the field, his talents and size speak for themselves.

Chances he redshirts 1-10  - 2

As part of this series we will evaluate if the given newcomer stands a chance to sit out his first season to retain eligibility.

If Rashawn Scott is healthy and new WR Coach Kevin Beard can get the best out of Stacy Coley, those two guys are clearly 1 and 1A.  Braxton Berrios, Herb Waters, and Malcolm Lewis will all be competing for reps at the slot.

To me how much Cager plays will depend on how he stands up against guys like Tyre Brady, D'Mauri Jones, and Darrell Langham (all 6'3 or better).  All could be tremendous red zone threats at minimum.

Of that group, my premature analysis is that Brady and Cager have the most pure talent, and thus I expect Cager to work his way onto the field in 2015.

Summary: Cager is a smooth, fluid athlete with big, strong hands.  You can't teach what he has.  But he will need to learn the route tree and work on the subtleties of his craft to become a complete WR. That being said, I think UM really upgraded with the hire of Beard, so his development should be fun to watch.  As a freshman, I don't think he will necessarily be a break out player, but  somewhere near 10-20 catches could happen.  Down the line he could be anything between a Tommy Streeter type or at best something more like former FSU beast Kelvin Benjamin. Either way, this is a guy for 'Canes fans to definitely be excited about.