Pre-season Recruiting Update: QB's

Football season is almost here, which means recruiting is about to kick into high gear again. To catch everyone up to speed on what's going on lets take a look at where things stand for the Hurricanes.

Jacory Harris and Spencer Whipple will be finished after the 2011 season, leaving just two scholarship quarterbacks on the roster going into January of 2012 – sophomores Stephen Morris and Ryan Williams. Morris played some last season and showed flashes of being able to lead this team in the future, while Williams had a very good freshman year at Memphis last season before transferring to Miami.

Three 2012 quarterbacks have already committed to the Canes and two of them will likely be available beginning in the spring semester. Gray Crow was the first to pull the trigger. A good-sized kid with a live arm, Crow's production numbers at the prep level haven't been all that good but he's done a great job of leading his team to a lot of wins and he put his skills on display at a few of Miami's camps this summer. He was recruited like a three-star caliber prospect and is locked in pretty good to being a Hurricane.

The next commitment came from David Thompson, a small school local product who happens to be a premier baseball player as well. In fact, some believe Thompson may end up getting drafted fairly high next summer in the MLB Draft and never make it to the UM campus. He will play both sports at Miami, at least in the beginning. He was lightly recruited by Division 1 programs in football.

The third and final commitment came from Texas standout Preston Dewey, who was offered during the spring evaluation period. He took a few visits, including one to Miami for one of their summer camps back in June, and then decided on being a Hurricane. He wasn't real heavily recruited by BCS programs in Texas but had some regional offers and impressed the UM coaches enough during camp to be part of the 2012 class. He has a lot of physical tools, is coached by former Heisman Trophy winner Ty Detmer, and brings a lot of good qualities to the table. The knock on him, however, is that his team did not win a single game last season.

With those three quarterbacks in the fold, Miami appears to be done recruiting that position for the 2012 class.


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