Mike's Take: New QB commit

The Hurricanes landed a big commitment Monday night when one of the state's top quarterback prospects announced for Miami. Read on for analysis of this from CanesTime's Mike Bakas.

Jack Allison says he committed to Miami Monday night. He is part of the 2016 class.

What to Like: At 6-foot-5 and 195 pounds, Allison has prototypical size for a major college quarterback. He has the arm strength to make just about every throw on the field. He understands the game very well, has a strong football IQ, and has a lot of physical tools that most prep quarterbacks simply don't have. He's mobile enough to avoid pressure, and seems to have very strong pocket awareness. He attended two of Miami's summer camps this month, and so the coaches were able to watch him throw live and work with him. After those two days, they still pushed very hard for his commitment so he's clearly someone they really wanted in their 2016 class.

What may concern you: Despite having lots of strong physical tools, Allison still only had a 2:1 TD/INT ratio last season as a sophomore. His team finished the season with a losing record, too. Those are things you'd like to see changed for your quarterback commitment. He needs to continue learning the proper throwing mechanics before he's able to take his game to an elite level.

Bottom Line: Allison is one of the state's premier quarterback prospects right now. Despite being just a rising junior, he has scholarship offers from schools like Alabama and Tennessee. He will get recruited like a 4-star prospect, and gives Miami another major prospect at the position. He becomes Miami's 2nd commitment for the 2016 class. Dwayne Lawson is committed as part of the 2015 class, and is someone with lots of upside but is still somewhat raw. With Allison, they're getting more of a finished product. This is a huge get for the Hurricanes, and he should be able to spearhead the 2016 class. The nation's top recruiting classes every year always seem to have nationally-recruited quarterbacks committed early on, and Allison provides this for the Hurricanes.

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