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Miami Hurricanes announce new wide receiver to 2016 signing class

New UM signee Dayall Harris (center) poses with (clockwise from top left): his mother Lafallia Harris, girlfriend Oquandra McGowan, sister Kadasha Ratliff, Ron Cobbs, and grandmother Shirley Hampton.
New UM signee Dayall Harris (center) poses with (clockwise from top left): his mother Lafallia Harris, girlfriend Oquandra McGowan, sister Kadasha Ratliff, Ron Cobbs, and grandmother Shirley Hampton. Courtesy of Copiah-Lincoln Community College

The University of Miami’s #Swag16 football signing class just got a little deeper.

Miami announced the signing of 6-3, 183-pound junior college receiver Dayall Harris on Tuesday with a #Welcome To the U, Dayall! #Swag16 tweet, followed by a video tweet with some Harris on-field highlights.

Harris, from Jackson, Mississippi, played this past season at Copiah-Lincoln Community College in Wesson, Mississippi, where he was named Mississippi Association of Community and Junior College first-team All-State. Rated three stars by Rivals.com, Harris has three years of eligibility remaining and will be eligible to play immediately for the Hurricanes.

Harris was a three-star receiver out of Callaway High in Jackson. At Copiah-Lincoln, he caught 45 passes for 546 yards and three touchdowns last season, according to the National Junior College Athletic Association.

He also ran track and played basketball for two-time state champion Callaway.

Harris originally signed with Mississippi, redshirting his freshman season in 2014. He did not travel to the Peach Bowl with Ole Miss after being suspended for violating team rules.

Miami receivers Rashawn Scott (695 yards and five touchdowns) and Herb Waters (624 yards and one touchdown) will enter the NFL Draft, and Tyre Brady left the program. UM signed three highly rated receivers earlier this month — Sam Bruce, Ahmmon Richards and Dionte Mullins — and still has veterans Stacy Coley (689 yards and four touchdowns), Braxton Berrios (86 yards) and Malcolm Lewis (47 yards).

Lawrence Cager (70 yards and one touchdown) is expected to be a key contributor as a sophomore.

New UM coach Mark Richt made it clear on National Signing Day that the Hurricanes needed more receivers.

Susan Miller Degnan: 305-376-3366, @smillerdegnan

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