California QB lands Miami offer

Quarterback recruiting in California has been very friendly over the years for Miami. Heisman Trophy winner Gino Torretta, national champion Ken Dorsey, and now current starter Brad Kaaya are just some of the players who came here from California to play the position. The Canes just offered a new one. Read on to learn about him as a prospect.

"Blessed to say I've received an offer from the University of Miami," says Tristan Gebbia, a 2017 quarterback prospect from Calabasas High in California.

At 6-foot-3 and 180 pounds, Gebbia led his team to a 6-6 record in 2014. He completed 65-percent of his passes for 3,336 yards, 35 touchdowns, and 11 interceptions. He also added 105 yards and five scores running the ball.

Louisville and Kentucky were the first two schools to offer him. Miami offered last week and then Washington State became his 4th offer earlier this week.

He has ideal size already for a major college quarterback prospect. He has the arm strength to make most of the throws on the field. While he won't draw comparisons to Cam Newton anytime soon, he's mobile enough on his feet to buy more time in the pocket. He was very productive on the field as a sophomore and doesn't make a whole lot of mistakes out there.

Gebbia, who is expected to become one of the most heavily recruited quarterbacks in the state of California, is one of about a dozen 2017 quarterback prospects who now have offers from Miami. The UM coaches are clearly making 2017 QB recruiting a priority early in the process. The Canes have a commitment from Jack Allison, one of the nation's top-rated quarterbacks in the 2016 class.

It's still a little early to tell how serious he'll be about Miami, especially since he's never been here before and the California schools have not offered yet.

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