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Welcome to the U, Nathaniel Joseph!
June 28, 2022

Miami received very good news on Sunday. WR prospect
Nathaniel Joseph (CITY - HS) made it official when he gave the Canes his verbal commitment.

Nathaniel (Ray Ray) has been rumored to be a strong lean to Miami since he de-committed from Clemson. With 35 scholarship offers, Ray Ray chose Miami over such schools as Louisville, Clemson and Texas A&M.

Andrew Ivins, 247Sports Southeast Recruiting Analyst, had this assessment of Ray Ray.

A play making slot receiver with an elite burst that doubles as a dangerous return man. Can attack the flats and turn short little drive routes into long gains. Ability to quickly start/stop makes it difficult for defenders to corral him. Makes up for his smaller catch radius with his overall feel for the position as he understands how to beat zone coverage and work for his quarterback. Tracks the ball well over his shoulder and owns rather reliable hands. Not much context available when it comes to top-end speed, but was able to break 4.2 in the short shuttle the spring before his junior season and has outran plenty of talented defenses under the lights down in South Florida. Has experience lining up in the backfield and could be utilized on jet sweeps or quick swing passes following pre-snap motion. Will need to develop some core strength once he reaches the next level as it won’t be as easy to slip away from college-sized linebackers and safeties. Should, however, emerge as a multi-year contributor for a Power 5 program given how he changes directions and releases from the inside. Likely to compete for a spot right away on both punt and kick return.

At 5’-8”/170, Ray Ray is rated 95, ranked the #16 WR and #105 overall prospect in the 2023 recruiting class. He is Miami’s ninth verbal commitment to their 2023 class, now ranked #26 in the 247Sports Composite Rankings, up from #35.

Welcome to the U, Ray Ray!  Welcome to the family!

GO Canes!

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