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:
QB Evan Shirreffs signs with Miami Hurricanes http://t.co/OyyspHw3AJ— Sun Sentinel Sports (@Sentinel_Sports) February 6, 2015
QB Evan Shirreffs Following Unlikely Path to Miami ($) http://t.co/sIazt1Am2w— InsideTheU.com (@InsideTheU) June 24, 2015
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.