Frank Iheanacho Recruit Scouting Report: Limitless potential at receiver

Soobum Im-USA TODAY Sports

Frank Iheanacho didn't even play football during his junior year (he chose instead to play basketball exclusively), but that hasn't stopped him from becoming one of the most sought-after wide receiver prospects in the 2014 class. He has scholarship offers from Texas A&M, Oregon, Missouri, Arkansas, LSU, Florida State, Michigan State, TCU and Ole Miss, among others.

The 6-7, 220-pounder from Houston (Texas) Westside High School is a consensus four-star recruit and a 2014 U.S. Army All-American Bowl invitee. He finished 2013 with 44 receptions for 652 yards and 16 touchdowns.

His highest rankings among the major recruiting services come from 247Sports, which regards him as the No. 69 overall prospect in the nation and the eighth-best player at wide receiver. ESPN ranks him 11th at WR and 84th overall, while Scout considers him the 19th-best wideout in the class. Rivals, which projects him as a tight end, ranks him fourth at that position and 165th overall.

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Bud Elliott, National Recruiting Analyst: Iheanacho is a scary prospect. Much of the debate about him centers around his future position: tight end or receiver. But getting past the label, what he offers is a raw, 6'7, 220-pound receiver package.

Iheanacho is, as you would expect, a long strider. He is not very quick and does not get down into his hips all that well to create separation on underneath routes. But if unimpeded, he does build to a very nice top end speed for a player of his size.

Iheanacho has a ton of potential. Similar to a Kelvin Benjamin of Florida State, if he develops, he will be a matchup nightmare for opposing defensive backs.  He has huge hands, and if he learns to become a more natural catcher he can present a great target to his quarterback.

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