Five recruits Miami must land

South Florida’s football community prides itself on speed and skill. At the grassroots level, that’s the name of the game down here. Some of the best athletes in the country play on the sandlots and parks in year-long sunshine, and if you can’t run, you can’t play.

So it’s sort of surprising, then, how South Florida’s college team, the Miami Hurricanes, is currently lacking in wide receivers and cornerbacks.

It’s mostly a byproduct of questionable recruiting by the former coaching staff, and it’s something new coach Mark Richt dearly needs to fix — soon — if he wants the Hurricanes to be a contender in Year 1 of his tenure.

The Hurricanes left spring ball with five scholarship receivers and five scholarship cornerbacks, which is to say, a worrisome number of both. Regardless of how this year’s signing class performs, those two positions are at the top of Richt’s wish list.

Here are five recruits the Hurricanes absolutely must land this recruiting cycle:

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