The U has a ton of wide receivers this season, and it seems like Mike Harley may grow to be a part of its core talent fairly soon. He may still show opportunities to learn as he enters his second year. However, even with one season including 11 appearances and five starts, Harley has the potential to emerge as a receiver that boast multiple skills.
Harley was originally a four-star prospect out of Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Playing for St. Thomas Aquinas, the receiver was a boss on the field in multiple positions, the main one being wide receiver. He piled up over 654 receiving yards, 46 catches, 14 total touchdowns, and had wheels on special teams and punt return with 638 yards.
Once Harley became a Hurricane in Fall 2017, he was a threat on the field but quietly. From his opening game against Bethune Cookman to the ACC Championship game, Harley managed to get some type of play and bless the team with short yardage. He’s was only able to get 91 yards that season, but game tape shows a bit more of toughness against the defense than finesse.
Mike Harley may not be the most talked about receiver among the Miami roster this season, but there’s a good chance that will change this year. He’s had action in Miami’s most critical games and sure they may were small contributions to the offense, but they are still building blocks to be good wide out and return specialist.