At times throughout 2018, we hoped to see improvement from Malik Rosier and consistency from N’Kosi Perry. Unfortunately, we didn’t see either of those for an extended amount of time, with a long list of factors affecting their production.
Fast forward a handful of months and the ‘Canes are the deepest they’ve been in years at the quarterback position.
Recent commit Tyler Van Dyke, a 4-star recruit in the 2020 class, solidifies Miami’s corp, and could easily be a future starter.
Van Dyke’s numbers as a Junior aren’t ‘mind-blowing’ by any means — throwing for 1,899 yards with 14 touchdowns and five interceptions while completing 57 percent of his passes. However, his highlights are impressive — proving his potential.
“Good frame allows him to stand tall in pocket,” 247Sports reported in their evaluation of Van Dyke. “Smooth delivery with soft touch on deep throws. Accurate and can fit ball into tight windows. Calm demeanor. Plays in control. Slides in pocket well. Has high release point to accentuate size. Has sneaky mobility to extend plays. Needs to shorten his release. Must show arm strength to throw 15-yard out. Increasing athleticism will be helpful. Multi-year starter at Top 20 program.”
Dan Enos gets the credit for recruiting Van Dyke, landing the commitment after he took a secret visit to Coral Gables.
The Hurricanes are considered to be ‘revamped’ at the position group due to the candidates for the starting position. All of Miami’s contenders for the job could get playing time at (almost) any FBS school — a vast improvement since last season. Ultimately, the future looks bright, as the ‘Canes may already have their quarterback for the future.