February Recruiting Update: QB's

National Signing Day is still almost a year away but recruiting is already in full swing for the Class of 2014. Lets take a look at the latest at the quarterback position.

Al Golden's First Class: None

2nd Class: Preston Dewey, Gray Crow, and David Thompson

3rd Class: Kevin Olsen

Dewey, Crow, and especially Thompson were lightly recruited by other college programs. The Hurricanes were unable to land an elite quarterback in the Class of 2012 so it became a major priority with the 2013 class. They made it happen with the signing of Olsen, who everyone wanted.

After signing four quarterbacks in the last two classes, Miami probably doesn't have a major need there in 2014. However, anytime a major college program signs an elite quarterback one year after signing three lightly recruited ones, one or two of the older kids become potential transfer candidates. To ensure that won't hurt down the road, the Canes are actively recruiting several quarterbacks in the 2014 class already.

Alin Edouard committed to the Hurricanes earlier this month. Recruited like a three-star player, Edouard threw for 900 yards and nine touchdowns as a junior at Hialeah last season. A dual-threat quarterback who has good running ability, he says Miami has always been his dream school. At 6-foot-1 and 180 pounds, he is firmly committed to being a Cane.

Despite the commitment from Edouard, the Canes are still actively recruiting some drop back quarterbacks. Deshaun Watson is one of the top quarterback prospects in the state of Georgia. At 6-foot-3 and 225 pounds, the southpaw is already committed to Clemson but says he's keeping an open mind with the recruiting process.

David Cornwell is in Oklahoma's back yard but the Sooners haven't offered him yet. The Canes, and several others, have offered. At 6-foot-5 and 225 pounds, he's a classic pocket style quarterback.

Drew Barker has a lot of early offers, including one from Miami. Widely considered Kentucky's top prospect, Barker has some early interest in the Canes and has expressed a desire to check out the school at some point in the near future.

One quarterback to watch who is still waiting for the Canes to offer is Virginia's Caleb Henderson. At 6-foot-2 and 225 pounds, Henderson has a half dozen offers and is being actively recruited by Miami. He plans on coming down to check out the school this spring. Because of that, he seems to have a lot of interest and it's likely only a matter of time before he gets the offer.

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