Get updates delivered to you daily. Free and customizable.
Inside The Lines: Get to know Miami commit Waden Charles
By Izubee Charles,
With more than 30 reported offers from a plethora of Power Five programs across the country, Boynton Beach (Fla.) Palm Beach Central four-star wide receiver Waden Charles could have played nearly anywhere at the next level, but he chose to stay home after committing to the Miami Hurricanes.
On Sept. 10, after some consideration, Charles made it known to the world his intentions to commit to Miami head coach Mario Cristobal and the Hurricanes despite being a 2025 prospect with more than a year ahead until he can make things official.
“I felt like if I got inside the door early and let them know I wanted to be there, that when it was time for me to go to college, it would be good for me when it comes to playing time and getting in the rotation,” Charles said. “I’ve been building a great relationship with the coaches and everybody on board, so it was just the right decision for me.”
Over the last few months, Charles has built a strong relationship with the entire Miami staff, and after watching the Hurricanes’ week two win over Texas A&M at Hard Rock Stadium, the immense love he received from the fans, and the Hurricanes new-look offense, Charles knew Miami was where he wanted to be.
“I was just taking it all in,” Charles said. “With random fans yelling my name, it was kind of crazy knowing that they recognized me and wanted me to become a Hurricane. The best part of the night was just them getting that win. When Jacolby (George) scored his third touchdown, I already knew that sealed the deal, and they won it. It was a good moment.”
As a sophomore at Boynton Beach Somerset Academy, the 6-foot-3, 185-pounder hauled in 53 catches for 1,067 yards and eight touchdowns while making 66 tackles, three interceptions, and two pass deflections.
Ahead of his junior season, Charles transferred to Palm Beach Central, which is a 4M school (highest classification in Florida high school football), and is ready to prove that he can complete and produce against the best of the best in the Sunshine State.
“I broke out on the scene last year and let everybody know what I could do,” Charles said. “This year I just want to build on that and show people that I can continue to do that no matter where I am.”
In CaneSport’s latest installment of Inside the Lines, we discuss a handful of topics with Miami’s second commit in the 2025 class and get to know who Charles is when he is away from the gridiron.