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.
Miami signee Lawrence Cager is talking trash about #FloridaState before he's even on campus https://t.co/Vcs4RESU1I @Ljefe18— USA TODAY HSS (@USATODAYhss) May 20, 2015
But also a very solid young man off the field.
As Baltimore riots rock his neighborhood, Lawrence Cager preparing to join Miami Hurricanes: http://t.co/dXAkD2kC3m pic.twitter.com/9R4zfRydPA— Matt Porter (@mattyports) May 18, 2015
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.