Mike's Take: 4-star QB commit

Miami landed an early commitment from one of the top quarterback prospects in the entire South. Read on for a full analysis of him from CanesTime's Mike Bakas.

Jack Allison committed to Miami last summer and has remained strong with that decision.

What to Like: A lot. A whole lot. Allison is the real deal. At 6-foot-5 and 185 pounds, he has ideal height for a major college quarterback prospect. He's still a bit thin but has the frame to be a 6-5/225 kid one day in college. He stands tall in the pocket and has a strong presence in there. He has serious arm talent, with the ability to make every throw on the field and with good velocity. As he gets bigger and his body fills out, that arm strength will only improve. His on-field demeanor is very impressive as well. He's very calm and collected and commands the respect of everyone around him. He's mobile enough to buy extra time in the pocket and he's a strong student of the game. He understands it very well and is always working to become a better player.

What may concern you: Despite being one of the most physically gifted quarterbacks this state has produced the last couple years, his production numbers haven't matched that. For example, he threw just 18 touchdowns compared to 14 interceptions (including two games in which he threw four). With his arm talent, those numbers should probably be better. Otherwise, it's tough to find any holes in his game.

Bottom Line: Going all the way back to Ken Dorsey in the late 90s, Miami's recruiting efforts at the QB position have been pretty poor. They landed a good one with Brad Kaaya two years ago and now they're landing a really good one with Allison, who has the type of upside that Kaaya has. It's set up nicely that Allison will be a second year player when Kaaya's a senior. Many people believe it'll go from Kaaya to Allison with a smooth transition. Either way, the future at the QB position is very bright for the Hurricanes. Allison, who has offers from schools like Alabama, is one of the top QB prospects in the entire country and is a huge commitment for the Canes right now.


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