Analyzing the 2014 Class: QB

Miami's 2014 recruiting class is in the books. Lets take a closer look at their efforts. This piece focuses on the quarterback position.

Coach: James Coley

Signed: Brad Kaaya and Malik Rosier

Once committed: Alin Edouard

Others UM went after: Jalen McClendon (NC State), Drew Barker (Kentucky), David Cornwell (Alabama), Caleb Henderson (North Carolina), Deshaun Watson (Clemson), and Treon Harris (Florida)

Analysis: Edouard became one of Miami's first commitments during the early stages of the 2014 recruiting cycle. At 6-foot-2 and 175 pounds, the Hialeah High standout committed early to the Canes. He was a Mario Cristobal recruit and after the former coach left for Alabama, the Canes seemed interested in finding other quarterback prospects. The Hurricanes offered a handful of quarterbacks soon after Coley became the offensive coordinator here. The two that showed the most interest were Kaaya and Rosier.

Kaaya committed to the Hurricanes in May, and then Rosier pledged to Miami in June. Both players attended Miami's camp and the UM coaches seemed happy throughout the process with landing these two kids. At 6-foot-5 and 225 pounds, Kaaya is a classic pocket style quarterback with a big arm and a very good football mind. He won a championship his senior season and landed offers from schools like USC and UCLA after his commitment to the Canes. Rosier lacks ideal height at 6-foot-1 but he has a very strong arm and he's an excellent athlete. He will allow Coley to get creative in his play-calling because of his versatility. Rosier didn't have any other BCS level scholarship offers.

The Canes made a late run at Treon Harris but weren't able to close the deal on him. At 5-foot-11, Harris was offered by Miami early in the process as an athlete. He made an early commitment to Florida State but ended up picking Florida yesterday. People can't use the excuse that Miami offered him too late at quarterback since the Gators made their offer at the same time.

The Canes wanted two quarterbacks in this year's class. They got that with two kids who they recruited hard throughout the entire process.

GRADE: A


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