2022 recruiting has been slow for Miami so far, having just one commitment in quarterback Jacurri Brown. However, it’s going to start heating up as we head into summer and recruits begin taking their official visits.
Next Wednesday, May 26th, Miami has a chance to add their second 2022 commit, as 3-star wide receiver Quan Lee (F.W. Bucholz High School) is set to make his college announcement. Many believe the Canes are the team to beat in landing the Gainesville product.
Quan Lee is a 2022 ATH at Buchholz HS in Gainesville, Fla with double-digit offers. Added a #Duke offer Monday. The #Canes, #Huskers and #Pitt are recruiting him hard.— ChadSimmons_ (@ChadSimmons_) January 12, 2021
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Since being offered by WR coach Rob Likens in late November, Lee has continued to build a good relationship with Miami, and is close friends with Jacurri Brown.
With over 20 offers, Lee is considering the Hurricanes heavily, though schools like West Virginia, UCF and Coastal Carolina are among the few other programs trying to land the speedster from Central Florida.
247 Sports has Lee ranked as the #71 wide receiver in the 2022 cycle, and #72 player in the state of Florida. The site has him listed at 6-0 and 175 pounds.
As a junior in 2020, Lee snagged 47 receptions, for 1,003 yards and 12 touchdowns, in only 10 games.
With so many underclassmen at the position on the current roster, wide receiver isn’t a huge need for Miami in this 2022 cycle, though Lee would definitely be a nice addition to the group.
Lee is someone who has seen his stock rise during this off-season, performing well during the fall and then continuing to impress in the 7-on-7 circuit, earning Offensive MVP honors at the April tournament in Orlando.
Lee’s speed is what first jumps out at you when watching his film, with some sites having him clocked a 4.4 40-yard dash time. Lee has good release at the line of scrimmage, beating DB’s cleanly off the line. He also has that “football speed,” turning on the jets after the catch and outrunning defenders downfield. In 2020, Lee averaged over 20 yards per reception.
To go along with his blazing quickness, I’m a big fan of Lee’s hands and ability to make catches both in traffic and in the air. On a downfield throw, Lee isn’t afraid to challenge a defensive back, go up and make a terrific catch. He’s a true deep-ball threat.
Bucholz uses Lee in a plethora of ways, lining him up on the outside, getting him the ball on jet sweep and out of the backfield, etc. With his skill-set, I could see Lee being used as a deadly weapon in the slot at Miami. His speed also made him a force when it came to returning punts and kickoffs.
Creed-Quan Lee.— Seth Stringer (@SethSnwfdn) November 28, 2020
Buchholz up 21-14 in 3rd Q. pic.twitter.com/RjYe3icUPC
Miami has done a good job at recruiting wide receivers the last two cycles, adding 6 between the 2020 and 2021 class. Bringing in Lee would give the Hurricanes another playmaker at the position, and next to Brashard Smith, Miami would have two young slot receivers they could develop for their offense.
I would be very excited to see Miami land Lee next week, as I believe he’s a player who’ll rise in the recruiting rankings as 2021 moves along. Plus, it’ll give the Hurricanes some momentum on the trail as they head into summer.