One of the biggest additions Miami has made this off-season was wide receiver Charleston Rambo transferring over from Oklahoma. After productive seasons with the Sooners, Rambo comes to UM with high expectations.
Going through a bunch of Charleston Rambo’s games from 2019. Kid has the goods. Great body control, attacks the ball with his hands when he needs to (!!!), and of course the speed is a major, major plus. His play with Hurts is a great indicator of how he’ll mesh with D’Eriq King. pic.twitter.com/Eq7yZCZGHK— Canes Legacy (@CanesLegacy) January 12, 2021
It’s not just Hurricanes fans who are taking notice either, as Mike Farrell from Rivals.com named Rambo as the number-one breakout player in the ACC for 2021.
“Rambo will immediately be WR1 for Miami and will have a massive impact on the offense, no matter who the quarterback is,” Farrell said about Rambo.
Farrell also named Rambo as the #1 “Top Impact Receiver Transfer in College Football.”
With the Sooners, Rambo had his best season in 2019, where he caught 43 passes, for 743 yards and 5 touchdowns. In 2020, Rambo’s production slipped, and finished the season with 25 catches, for 312 yards and 3 touchdowns.
Jalen Hurts ➡️ Charleston Rambo— ESPN (@espn) September 2, 2019
56 yards and a cloud of dust pic.twitter.com/oXEFIE9CnZ
Back in February, I wrote an article on how I think Rambo will fit into Miami’s offense.
Rambo entered the spring with plenty of hype, and he showed his playmaking ability and experience on Greentree, with head coach Manny Diaz taking notice.
“We are trying to get more and more explosive on offense and it was exciting that we were able to be a good landing spot for Charleston,” Diaz said.
In the Hurricanes spring game, Rambo caught 7 passes for 71 yards. He also had 7 receptions in Miami’s second spring scrimmage.
1️⃣1️⃣ and 3️⃣ are going to be FUN to watch this fall.@CharlestonRambo brings Team Hurricane into the red zone, @MikeHarleyjr finishes it off.— Canes Football (@CanesFootball) April 17, 2021
Watch on @accnetwork: https://t.co/j8w6YrOgtr pic.twitter.com/j85Q0Hgsk9
After an impressive showing in spring ball, I’m feeling even better about the expectations that are being placed on Rambo. Whether or not he is Miami’s #1 wide receiver in 2021 doesn’t matter, just as long as he can help raise the level of the Hurricanes passing game and be a consistent weapon for D’Eriq King.
Personally, I think Mike Harley will lead Miami in receiving once again, but that doesn’t mean Rambo isn’t capable of making an impact that’ll help the Hurricanes win more games and get to Charlotte. Rambo is one of those players that has “Sunday talent,” as I like to call it. I said the same thing about Bubba Bolden, and Rambo fits that category.
If Rambo is able to match hype and expectations with production and consistency, then I think we’ll see this Rhett Lashlee offense jump to the next level.