After saying his commitment to Miami was solid following a meeting with Mark Richt, 2017 commit QB N'Kosi Perry decommitted from Miami this evening
Officially announcing my decommitment from the U. pic.twitter.com/43lqH403nO— N'Kosi Perry (@KosiPerry) February 4, 2016
Perry, the Florida 6A player of the year in 2015, is a very good prospect at the quarterback position. However, his dual threat talents are best fitted in a spread offense, a system which Miami does not and will not run. After saying that he wanted to play in a spread system in several interviews recently, Perry electing to decommit from Miami comes as no shock.
As for Miami, there are many prospects who could emerge at the QB position as the 2017 recruiting cycle progresses. Mark Richt is an elite evaluator and recruiter of the QB position, so I am fully confident that Miami will be able to get a top talent at this position this year.
With the potential for an incoming QB recruit to challenge for the starting job in 2017 should Brad Kaaya elect to forgo his senior year, there isn't a surefire starter behind him on the roster to deter even the best QB prospects in this class from choosing Miami.
With Perry's decommitment, Miami's 2017 class is now at 10 players, and is ranked 3rd in the country.
It's never a good thing to lose the commitment of a player of Perry's ability, but, in this case, I think this move may be the best thing for all parties involved.
More on 2017 recruiting in the coming days.