Spring Preview: QBs

Spring football starts at the University of Miami on Tuesday. Read on for a preview of the quarterback position.

Brad Kaaya -- One of the top returning quarterbacks in the ACC and all of college football, Kaaya is primed for a huge junior season under new coach Mark Richt. He's thrown for over 3,100 yards in each of his first two seasons as the starter here and his career TD-INT ratio is an impressive 42-17. His top pass-catchers are back from last season along with all five starters on the offensive line. He's considered by some to be a future top five draft pick. The sky's the limit for this talented junior.

Malik Rosier -- A lightly recruited dual-threat quarterback from the Mobile area, Rosier saw action in seven games as a redshirt freshman in 2015. His best performance came in his only start of the season, against Duke. He finished the season with 338 yards, two touchdowns, and three interceptions.

Vincent Testaverde -- A former walk-on at Texas Tech, the son of former UM quarterback great Vinny Testaverde spent the 2015 season redshirting at Miami. The closest he saw to game action was against Duke when Rosier went out for a play. Joe Yearby ran from the wildcat, which saved Testaverde's redshirt. He'll be looking to compete to be Kaaya's primary backup starting in the spring.

Evan Shirreffs -- A former lightly recruited quarterback from the state of Georgia, Shirreffs redshirted in 2015. Former offensive coordinator James Coley spoke highly of him at times but his ability to largely unknown at this point. He'll compete to be Kaaya's primary backup.

Jack Allison -- The most heavily recruited quarterback of this entire group, Allison just signed with Miami this year and enrolled early into school. He has prototypical size and a big arm so a lot of people are excited about his future here. Ideally, he will redshirt this season but lots of people expect him to take over the starting job in 2016 if Kaaya leaves early. That could mean he'll see playing time in preparation for that role.


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