Canes getting a good one in Dewey

Preston Dewey's commitment to Miami on Friday evening gave the Canes its second quarterback commitment for the Class of 2012. Lets take a closer look at what it means.

According to the Austin American Statesman, Texas quarterback Preston Dewey committed to Miami on Friday.

It's a quality pickup for the Hurricanes, now giving them 11 commitments (two quarterbacks) for the Class of 2012.

At 6-foot-3 and 195 pounds, Dewey threw for nearly 1,500 yards, 13 touchdowns, and just five picks while completing 59-percent of his passes in 2010. He also added 212 yards on the ground.

The Hurricanes offered Dewey, who is coached by former All-American quarterback Ty Detmer, in late April and then hosted him at their one-day summer camp last Sunday. He threw alongside fellow commitment Gray Crow and drew high praise from several other campers, including some of the receivers at the event.

Dewey really helped put his name on the recruiting map with a strong showing at the Elite 11 Regional Camp at TCU in early April. Below is what Scout analyst Greg Powers had to say following the event.

"The player who garnered the most attention on the day was St Andrew's Preston Dewey, who has added some nice offers over the past couple of weeks. He did a lot of things right. He won the Golden Gun Accuracy Award in his group and showed that he had enough arm to deliver a consistently accurate ball and hit his receivers in stride. He looked decent on the rollouts and just performed well in all of the drills. He could still put in some work in the weight room as well and that only speaks of his upside."

Dewey, who has been selected to play in the Under Armour All-American Game, had four BCS offers -- Utah, UCLA, and Tennessee were his other three. Recruited like a mid-range three-star prospect, Dewey was also being recruited by several other programs.

His commitment to Miami will likely end the Canes' recruiting efforts at quarterback for the 2012 class. Crow has been committed for a few months and now Dewey gives Miami the second quarterback they seemed to strongly desire in this year's class.


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