We’ve talked about several quarterbacks and offensive lineman within the transfer portal that Miami needs to take a look at, but I feel like the Hurricanes need to also snag a wide receiver in the portal as well.
I still think Miami needs to land a grad transfer at wide receiver— Big Marsh (@hurricanesmarsh) January 13, 2020
With Jeff Thomas and K.J. Osborn gone, the Canes experience at the wide receiver position takes a significant hit. Miami will return Mark Pope, Mike Harley and Dee Wiggins, with them being the leaders in the WR room. They’ll also have youngsters like Jeremiah Payton, as well as incoming freshman Dazalin Worsham, Xavier Restrepo and Michael Redding.
Yes you can talk about the talent and potential playmakers the Hurricanes already have at the position, but this team needs more experienced players who will not only provide stats, but leadership as well.
There are many receivers in the transfer portal, but I believe two that the Hurricanes should make a real effort at signing is Kobay White from Boston College, and Tarik Black from Michigan. Both players would be immediately eligible to play in 2020.
White is someone I've been beckoning Miami to go after ever since he entered the portal at the beginning of 2020. He’s been productive for Boston College for the past three seasons, and in those years he’s totaled 96 receptions, 1,409 yards and 10 touchdowns.
WR Kobay White from BC is in the portal. 29 catches, 460 yards, 5 touchdowns in 2019. pic.twitter.com/P7VMwkIZnP— Big Marsh (@hurricanesmarsh) January 13, 2020
In 2019, White had 29 catches, 460 yards and a career high 5 touchdowns. He also averaged 15.9 yards per reception this past season.
Kobay White: Designated tough-catch maker. He gave Notre Dame corner TaRiq Bracy a double move, then chased down a rope from Dennis Grosel for a big 39-yard grab. pic.twitter.com/5BURvQynqT— Julian Benbow (@julianbenbow) November 23, 2019
At 6-1 and 200 pounds, White is a strong receiver, and physical enough to battle defensive backs for the football. However, White is also more than capable of going deep and burning a defender as well.
White’s quarterback at Boston College was primarily Anthony Brown, who is also in the transfer portal and is someone that Miami has apparently reached out to. Perhaps the Hurricanes can land them as a package deal?
Now we take a look at Tarik Black, a former highly-touted 4-star recruit who arrived in Ann Arbor with much fanfare. Though, due to injuries and other issues, Black’s potential with the Wolverines wasn’t fully reached. That being said, there’s still tons of talent that could be unleashed with the right offense in Coral Gables.
During his career at Michigan, Black had 40 receptions, 507 yards and 2 touchdowns.
At 6-3 and 215 pounds, Black isn’t the receiver who’s going to blow you away with his speed, but when he’s used in the deep passing game he has great skills. Black could come to Miami, and be a dangerous weapon in Rhett Lashlee’s often used vertical offense.
Shea Patterson to Tarik Black for Michigan’s first TD of the season!! pic.twitter.com/prAhRKdzlD— Wolverine Coverage (@WolverineCorner) September 1, 2019
247Sports has Black with a crystal ball to Boston College, but we all know how fast things can change. I’ve heard that he has interest in Miami, so hopefully the UM coaches and players will reach out to him.