Wayne McGahee III

Miami Paradise Camp: QB's

Miami's Paradise Camp was a huge success over the weekend and lets take a close look at some of the top quarterbacks who were there.

The two biggest names for Miami fans are N'Kosi Perry and Cade Weldon -- the two quarterbacks who are currently committed to Miami in the 2017 class.

Perry, 6-foot-4 and 175 pounds, is a talented dual-threat quarterback prospect from Vanguard High in Ocala. He committed to Miami then backed off and then re-committed soon after Mark Richt got the job here. Tennessee, Auburn, Georgia, and South Carolina are some of his other offers so he's being recruited like one of the state's top signal-callers. He seems solidly committed to the Canes.

Weldon, the son of former FSU QB Casey Weldon, committed to the Canes back in March. At 6-foot-3 and 205 pounds, Weldon put his name on the recruiting map with a strong sophomore season at Jefferson High in Tampa. He missed most of his junior season with a knee injury but is back and ready to light it up as a senior. South Carolina, Kentucky, and USF are some of his other offers. He's a pure drop-back style quarterback.

While the Canes are likely done recruiting quarterbacks for the 2017 class, they're already on a bunch for 2018. One of them is Casey Thompson from the state of Oklahoma. At 6-foot-1 and 185 pounds, Thompson is a dual-threat quarterback prospect who is already being recruited nationally. Some of his other offers are from Ohio State, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, and West Virginia. While it'll likely be difficult pulling him out of his home state for college, this trip indicates Miami is very much in the early running.

Max Johnson is considered the youngest quarterback prospect ever offered by the University of Miami. At 6-foot-2 and 170 pounds, he is from the state of Georgia and is the son of former FSU QB Brad Johnson. Florida State and Miami are the two offers for this 2020 prospect. He's a pro-style quarterback prospect with a very bright future. Interestingly, Richt is Max's uncle.

Two things stick out about this list; 1) there are a couple FSU legacies on it and 2) there's a mix between dual-threat and pro-style guys. The FSU legacy part makes sense since Richt coached both of their fathers during their times at FSU so there is a close connection there. The second part is interesting. Maybe UM's coaches aren't sure which style they prefer here yet? Maybe they plan to use both? It seems a bit odd but it seems like Richt has a great plan in place, and UM's recruiting efforts at this position have been strong since he got the job.


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