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Miami Hurricanes Football 2016 Player 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 Player Profile series. In these posts, our writers will profile players from each position that they think should get more face time. They will recap their previous year, or in some cases, preview what may be to come. 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 - 6'5 213 Sophomore - Towson, Md

2015 Statistics:  8 catches, 70 yards, 1 TD

Former 4 star prospect and US Army All-American.

Also a former state indoor/outdoor high jump champion.

Possesses incredible size, speed, and athleticism that drew the attention of schools like Alabama, Ohio State, and Georgia coming out of H.S.

Has a real opportunity to emerge as a potential #2 behind Stacy Coley and appears to be making progress:

Summary:  Despite some of the positive words above, I expected to hear a lot more about Cager this spring than I did. Given UM's lack of depth at the position, and his enormous potential, he should have already emerged as a clear cut starter opposite Coley. Perhaps he is still learning the nuisances of a new offense, and not yet playing fast.  However besides Coley, he is by far the most talented returning WR on the roster. So it will be up to new WR Coach Ron Dugans and HC Mark Richt to tap into his immense abilities.  Because he is such a young player and hasn't yet established himself a definitive role, it is hard to project numbers on Cager.   He could still be in learning mode all season and catch 15-20 passes, or he could explode when his mental catches up to his physical, and collect 40 or 50.  The kid has tons of talent though.  Of all the players on the roster, he is one of the two or three I most intrigued to watch develop.