June Recruiting Update: QB

National Signing Day is still eight months away for the Class of 2014 but there's a lot going on. Read on to see the latest with Miami's recruiting efforts at the quarterback position.

There are five quarterbacks listed on Miami's Recruiting Big Board. Two of them are currently committed to the Hurricanes, one seems very interested, and two others seem like longshots.

Brad Kaaya is one of the top-rated quarterback prospects in California. At 6-foot-4 and 205 pounds, he seems to have ideal size, arm strength, and athleticism. He led his team to a strong 2012 season, despite not becoming the starter until midway through the season. While he's had a very strong offseason, the knock on him is lack of experience playing at a high level on Friday nights. A lot of schools want to see more from him with pads on. He's been tremendous this spring/summer and is up to four stars on Scout.

Kaaya was offered by the Hurricanes early in the process, and committed last month. He camped here recently, and that only re-affirmed his decision. San Diego State remains his only other Division 1 offer, which makes you wonder what might happen if schools like UCLA and Cal throw an offer his way. He's solidly committed to the Hurricanes though, and seems like the top target at quarterback.

Alin Edouard committed to the Hurricanes a few months ago. At 6-foot-2 and 180 pounds, Edouard is a strong-armed local kid who runs the spread offense in high school. He's very athletic, and committed to the Canes while being recruited by former UM assistant coach Mario Cristobal. Since Cristobal left for Alabama Edouard has been keeping his options open a bit. Schools like Syracuse, Penn State, and Arizona have offered lately. While Edouard, who was the QB MVP of Miami's camp last weekend, remains committed, he told Scout earlier this week that he'd prefer to play in a spread offense in college. Since Miami doesn't run the spread, it makes you wonder how much longer he'll stay on the commitment list.

If anything were to happen with Edouard, the next guy on the list appears to be Malik Rosier. At 6-foot-2 and 205 pounds, Rosier has just one BCS offer right now and that's from Miami. A two-sport standout, Rosier camped here a few weeks ago. He showed off tremendous athleticism by running a 4.5/40, and says the coaches tried getting him to make a commitment. While things look good for Miami and Rosier right now, he still wants to see other schools this summer before making a final decision. It's unlikely that the Canes would take all three quarterbacks, which means they;ll likely have to make a choice between Edouard and Rosier if both players want in this class.

Two other quarterback prospects with outstanding offers who still list Miami among their choices are Oklahoma's David Cornwell and Georgia's Deshaun Watson. Cornwell will be a tough pull, while Watson remains committed to Clemson. Both are real longshots for the Hurricanes right now.


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