Miami Prospect Profile: QB Kevin Olsen

Let's take a closer look at the prospects for Miami's 2013 recruiting class. Today, we look at quarterback Kevin Olsen.

Kevin Olsen -- Wayne Hills, NJ

Scout Ranking: 4-star and No. 5 QB

Measurables: 6-foot-2 and 195 pounds

2011 Stats: 1,686 yards passing with 20 touchdowns and six interceptions while leading his team to a New Jersey state championship.

What they're saying: A technician, Olsen has a very clean, quick release and is very accurate with the ball whether going deep or throwing underneath. He put good touch on his passes, rarely trying to overthrow. Olsen is a good athlete with excellent footwork. He is a good scrambler and throws well on the run. He'll continue to get bigger and strong as he matures. He has an excellent frame. One of the best pure passers in the nation - Scott Kennedy/Scout.com

Recruiting Status: Committed

What he's saying about Miami: "I feel like coach Golden has the program going in a great direction right now," Olsen said. "I feel like in a couple of years Miami is going to be where it was in the past. At the end of the day, I really wanted to be part of that."

Miami angle: Olsen was the quarterback Miami wanted the most. He's the only one who landed an offer from the Canes in the 2013 class and he's a player that Al Golden and his coaching staff have been targeting for two years now. He's an elite level talent, whose older brother (Greg) was a successful tight end here several years ago. Olsen was the key to what will likely be a relatively small recruiting class. He'll be the most talented quarterback on Miami's roster in 2013 and should be able to compete for playing time early in his career, especially since he's used to playing in a pro style offense. One could argue that this is the biggest commitment so far during the Golden era.


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