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Miami Hurricanes Football 2016 Player Profile: Dayall Harris

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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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Dayall Harris

WR - 6'3 200 RS Sophomore - Jackson, MS (Copiah-Lincoln CC)

JUCO transfer who could/should see immediate playing time.

One time Ole Miss recruit, who ran into several "minor incidents" as a freshman and left the program, but now appears focused on a second chance.

"At Ole Miss, I took a lot of stuff for granted, I won't do it again. I was blessed to get a second opportunity so I'm going to take it."  - Harris (Sun Sentinel 6/10)

On the field,  is a very precise route runner with excellent speed, great radius as a target, and who specializes in high pointing the ball.

Summary:  This is a guy I see having a definitive role among the WR's group.  Why you ask?  Because beyond his physical talents (and he has plenty), he fills a need for the unit.  Braxton Berrios, Sam Bruce, Malcolm Lewis, and even to an extent Stacy Coley, are most comfortable in/prototypical slot guys.  And now with Lawrence Cager lost for the season, Harris can come in on day 1 and play either the X or Z positions because of his physicality, height, and ability to get in and out of breaks.  The team needs an outside threat.  In the red zone, his propensity to come over the top of DB's will make him a terror on jump balls.  And in between the 20's he should be very effective on slants and comeback routes. He also will see plenty of action on running plays, because he can block.  Overall, Harris brings a skill set that is somewhat unique among UM wide outs. Coley, Berrios, and David Njoku will more than likely see the most targets on the team.  And freshmen Ahmonn Richards and Bruce will be hard to keep off the field.  But Harris could be somewhere around the #4 guy (including TE's) among Miami's catches/targets.  Usually it is very hard to predict the impact of a JUCO player (Beau Sandland anyone?), but because of how he fits in and his previous experience at Mississippi, I feel very good about Harris' potential production.   30+ catches, 400 yards, and 3-4 scores should be well within his reach.  The junior to be should be very effective at moving the chains, and provide a few big plays along the way as well.