Miami Hurricanes National Signing Day: WR Mike Harley
Miami added another wide receiver with a tool that Mark Richt really wanted: speed. Harley decommited from West Virginia to play his hometown team. Harley joins the pipeline of Saint Thomas Aquinas wide receivers joining the Hurricanes for 2017.
WR– Mike Harley
BIO– 5’9, 155lbs, St. Thomas Aquinas High School, Ft Lauderdale, FL
RANK– ESPN (4- Star, #42 ranked wide receiver), 247 (4-Star, .8939 Sports Rating)
OFFERS – West Virginia, Michigan, UCLA
Analysis from staff writer, Roman Marciante: Michael Harley is an instinctual, tough wide receiver who knows how to attack the Defensive Back alignment and keep them off balance. Throughout the camp circuit Harley was credited for being one of the toughest covers. Harley had a penchant for being completely wide open on film and leaving corners in his wake.
With the pads on, Harley showed up when it mattered most. He led St. Thomas Aquinas to a 45-6 win over in the Florida 7A state championship game. Harley had 133 yards and three touchdowns in the rout.
Harley participated in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl in San Antonio. St. Thomas is same school that produced Sam Bruce. Bruce enrolled at Miami but never played. He was dismissed last fall while sitting out with a knee injury.
What Miami Hurricane Sports Bio Says:
Consensus four-star wide receiver prospect by 247Sports, ESPN, Rivals and Scout…Took part in the U.S. Army All-American Game…Ranked as the 24th-best player in the state of Florida according to Rivals…Ranked as the 40th–best player in the state of Florida by 247Sports…Named Miami Herald First Team All-Broward…Selected Sun-Sentinel First Team All-County…Helped guide St. Thomas Aquinas to a 12-2 record and the 7A Florida State High School Championship during his senior season…Caught three touchdown passes in the state championship game…Coached by Roger Harriott at St. Thomas Aquinas…Chose Miami over offers from Kentucky, Louisville, Maryland, Michigan, West Virginia and Wisconsin.
MIKE IS FEARLESS, VERY EXPLOSIVE, A REALLY GOOD ROUTE RUNNER AND SOMEONE, WHO LOVES TO COMPETE.
– RON DUGANS, WIDE RECEIVERS COACH
Harley’s signing is part of a great 2017 class of speed at the wide receiver position. Catch his film Next: Miami Hurricanes National Signing Day: WR Jeff Thomas
Harley will push for playing time against signee Jeff Thomas and senior Braxton Berrios next year. Harley could be the return man that the Hurricanes are looking for on kickoff returns, He needs to gain some weight before he is ready for a game in September.
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