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Miami Freshman Profile: Evan Shirreffs

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In an effort to keep even the most hardcore Miami fan up to date on their favorite players, SOTU will be running a Freshman Profile series. In these posts, our writers will profile UM's newcomers for 2015. That way, when the season get's here, you hopefully will have a new found love for the team on the field.

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Evan Shirreffs

QB - 6'5 195 - Jefferson, Ga

Chose the 'Canes over Georgia and a group of smaller schools like Colombia and Marshall.

Signed with UM 1 day after NSD:

While not the most highly touted QB prospect in the class, has some very nice skills, including good size, nice touch, and outstanding accuracy (not to mention being a 4.0 student in H.S.).

Chances he redshirts 1-10  - 9

As part of this series we will evaluate if the given newcomer stands a chance to sit out his first season to retain eligibility.

Brad Kaaya is clearly the starter and Malik Rosier seems entrenched as his back-up.

It is plausible that Shirreffs could challenge Vincent Testaverde for the #3 spot with an impressive summer.

But it would take a ton of unforeseen circumstances for him to see the field at all in 2015.

Summary: Watching this kid's film, it is amazing to me that more schools did not go after him.  He looks like a real sleeper at the QB position. His foot work is outstanding for a incoming freshman, and he delivers the ball with good velocity and on the numbers more often than not.  Problem for Shirreffs is, Kaaya has 3 years (at least 2) of eligibility left and  Swag16 class signal caller Jack Allison is a very solid verbal.  So will he ever see the field as a Hurricane? If Ohio State's National Championship run taught us anything, it is that you can never have too many good QB's on the roster. Shireffs looks like a very nice pick-up and at minimum a very good back-up QB for the program for years to come.