The Miami Hurricanes were able to pick up a major commitment on Sunday afternoon as they landed 2023 quarterback Jaden Rashada.
Rashada is a four-star recruit. He is the seventh overall quarterback in the 2023 class, and the fifth overall player in his class from the state of California per the 247Sports Composite Rankings.
He was recruited to the Hurricanes by offensive coordinator Josh Gattis.
Northern California 4-star QB Jaden Rashada picks Miami over Florida, LSU, Texas A&M and Ole Miss. Says he's happy to get it over with and get to work. pic.twitter.com/C5b5ykYQNN
— Manny Navarro (@Manny_Navarro) June 26, 2022
What can he bring to the Miami Hurricanes
The Miami Hurricanes are getting an extremely solid quarterback. One of the most noticeable traits about Rashada’s game is his pass placement. He does a good job of putting footballs in places where only his receivers can get it.
He is not a scrambling quarterback. A pocket passer would be the perfect term to describe him. That is not a knock on him by any means. With his pocket-passing abilities comes arm strength. The Miami Hurricanes are getting a quarterback with a cannon arm.
He is also a quick-decision-maker. As soon as the ball is snapped, he identifies his target and he gets rid of the ball. Miami wants quarterbacks who can make and identify reads quickly. Rashada can certainly do that. He also does a good job of seeing the field. This helps him when he has to throw the deep ball. He can immediately identify a mismatch and throw it downfield.
The program now has two very good quarterbacks for the 2023 class. Rashada is one of them, while Emory Williams is the other. The class itself ranks 33rd overall nationally per the 247Sports Team rankings.
Rashada has the ability to be a cornerstone recruit for the 2023 class. His arm strength, plus decision-making should be able to keep the Hurricanes on track under center. Not only does he have the potential to make an impact, he also gives Miami some quarterback competition for the future.
The future itself is bright in the quarterback room, and under this coaching staff, it has the potential to get even brighter.