QB backs off Miami commitment

Alin Edouard committed to Miami several months ago. Then the Canes soon had two additional quarterback commitments. Edouard is now off the list.

Alin Edouard confirmed, via Twitter this afternoon, that he's no longer committed to the Miami Hurricanes.

This was expected to happen sooner or later -- especially since the Canes landed commitments from quarterbacks Brad Kaaya and Malik Rosier soon after James Coley became the offensive coordinator here.

Edouard originally committed to the Hurricanes back in February, when former assistant Mario Cristobal was on the staff. After Cristobal left for Alabama, the Canes seemed to prefer other quarterback targets -- including the two players who are now committed.

Edouard gave several interviews throughout the spring and summer indicating his desire to play in a spread offense in college -- an offense the Hurricanes don't run under Coley. He also took unofficial visits to schools like Tennessee and Cincinnati, further indicating to everyone that his pledge to Miami wasn't real solid.

It seems like both sides decided it was time to go in different directions.

At 6-foot-2 and 180 pounds, Edouard has a live arm and plus athleticism. He hasn't been real productive at the prep level yet but brings some nice upside to a spread offense.

The Hurricanes, who will likely sign two quarterbacks in this year's class, seem more focused on Kaaya and Rosier as they move forward with their Class of 2014.

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