Commitment Impact: Cyler Miles

With the commitment of Mullen (Denver, Co.) QB Cyler Miles, Washington now has two top-15 signal-callers committed for the 2012 recruiting class. How will Miles' decision impact the Huskies' current class as well as others down the road? Read on to find out...

In a bit of a surprise, Miles decided to become the second top-15 quarterback to commit to the Huskies, joining Mercer Island's Jeff Lindquist as a prospect who will vie for the starting quarterback position as soon as 2012 when both enroll as freshmen.

Miles and Lindquist play the game very similarly with each possessing good size, a strong arm and mobility.

While Lindquist is your more traditional pocket passer who also has enough mobility to keep plays alive or even be a threat as a runner, Miles could run the spread option with the ability to pull up and throw.

Miles recently ran a 4.45 40 at a camp at 215 pounds and people who have seen him play rave about his ability to make people miss in the open field.

On the Radio Show over the weekend and on the message boards, people have asked us to compare Miles to 2011 UCLA signee Brett Hundley.

While Hundley might be a tad more polished than Miles as a passer, the Husky commit is much faster and a lot more shifty in the open-field.

Hundley is taller and has a bigger frame, but Miles is plenty big enough to take the pounding a quarterback endures during the college football season.

Give Miles a year or two in the system as well as the weight room and you could be looking at a 6'3", 225-pound beast that will keep defenses honest in how they play the Huskies.

Now, another question on people's minds is - how will this affect the recruitment of Lindquist as well as future classes?

Linquist answered that question straight up when he told Dave "Softy" Mahler Thursday evening, ""It's for the Huskies. I'm not concerned about me. He'll make me a better player and I'll make him better. I know he's fast and pretty big too. It will make him and myself better. Gotta roll the ball out."

With that attitude, it's hard to see the Huskies struggling to keep either one of their two signal-callers committed.

Another worry is Skyline (Sammamish, Wa.) QB Max Browne, likely to be a top-five quarterback prospect for the 2013 class.

Many feel that Browne could look harder at another school with two top quarterback prospects in the class ahead of him as well as the presence of Derrick Brown who will have been in the system two years before the youngster arrives should he commit to Washington.

The thought here is that, every quarterback will have deal with the fact that a big-time kid could be signed in either the class ahead of him as well as the classes behind him.

In general, most quarterbacks aren't worried about the players ahead of them or the ones that could come in after them. Most are willing to compete for their jobs and don't expect anything to be handed to them.

Browne is also a different type of quarterback -- a pure pocket-passer -- than what both Lindquist and Miles present, so he will be judged differently in the evaluation process.

Whatever the situation that comes about in the next 12 to 18 months, Washington has set itself up nicely at the quarterback position for the next four or five years respectively.

Both Lindquist and Miles are good leaders and have already been in contact with recruits in their class, hoping to help influence their decisions, even if it's only slightly.

When we see Miles on campus for the Washington Nike Combine on June 19th, that will give us a better grasp of what he brings to the field, both as a passer and as a leader.

One thing is for certain Husky fans, Washington could be 'Quarterback U' once again if all of these prospects live up to expectations.

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