The Miami Hurricanes football program is in disarray, and redshirt junior wide receiver Lawrence Cager is planning to transfer and use his final year of eligibility at a different school. The news was first announced by Brett McMurphy of Stadium Network earlier this week.
Miami WR Lawrence Cager, who was the Canes’ 2nd-leading receiver & had a team-high 6 TDs, is transferring, a source told @WatchStadium. Cager, who had 18 career starts, will be a grad transfer & eligible at his new school next season— Brett McMurphy (@Brett_McMurphy) December 31, 2018
The Kentucky Wildcats should try to win his services for the 2019 football season.
Cager is a 6-5, 220-pound receiver. While he didn’t have huge numbers at Miami (21 receptions, 374 yards, and a team-high 6 TDs), Cager is an experienced, big target who could help stretch the field. While he had struggles in his career with consistency and drops, he is what the Wildcats need in their passing attack: another option.
This past season saw Lynn Bowden, Jr. as the main (and really only) threat in the passing game. And Kentucky does have some promising players on their receiving depth chart, it would be nice to have a target with plenty of college experience; his size and ability to make plays even when well covered don’t hurt either.
It is early in this process, but UK would serve themselves well to try and win Cager’s services for the coming season. Giving Terry Wilson more weapons will only serve to make the Wildcats a more dangerous team.
It’s also worth noting that when Cager was a highly-sought after Class of 2015 recruit, UK did extend him a scholarship, so there is some familiarity between both parties.