Miami got a big jumpstart to their 2022 recruiting class on Friday morning when Valdosta (GA) Lowndes 4-star QB Jacurri Brown committed to the Hurricanes!
A dynamic 6’4” 205lb dual-threat QB, Brown has long been Miami’s #1 target at Quarterback, and that focus paid off with today’s commitment.
Well-known for his combination of passing and running ability, Brown has used his skills to great success to this point of his HS career. He has thrown for nearly 3,400 yards on 53% completions with 28 TD and 14 INTs, while running for more than 3,300 yards and 44 TDs over his 3 years of HS ball. No, the passing numbers aren’t the most eye-popping, but when paired with those rushing numbers, that’s very, very good for this stage of development.
Let’s stop for a second and talk about the passing numbers, because I’m sure you’re stuck there. Brown is a bit of a high risk, high reward prospect, but there’s plenty of arm talent there and athleticism to work on a repeatable delivery and improve his accuracy. Brown has already begun working on his passing acumen, and has shown great strides early on. He was the first player to earn an invite to the Elite 11 passing camp this summer based upon his play at a regional recruiting event, so there is reason to be optimistic about his future development as a passer. Again, it’s Brown’s combination of live arm, athleticism, and dynamic running ability that make him a blue chip prospect. The passing part of his game is already under development, and there’s nothing but room for him to grow in that area.
Based upon his high caliber play on the field, Brown was named 1st team All-State in Georgia’s 7A classification as a sophomore after leading Lowndes to a 14-1 record and a State Championship game appearance. Brown was again named to 7A 1st team All-State as a junior after leading Lowndes to a 10-2 record and a State Semi-Final appearance.
Regardless of what you may think of his passing numbers — easily the area of his game that is most in need of future development — the fact that Brown has led his team to a 24-3 record over his 2 full seasons as starting QB, and earning 1st team All-State honors along the way, is QUITE a good thing.
If you’re wondering if Brown can play at Miami, the answer is unquestionably yes. As a sophomore, his first year starting for the Vikings, Brown led a surgical dismantling of then #1 ranked and eventual Florida 6A State Champion Miami Northwestern. With a combination of strong and accurate passes, and dynamic running, Brown led Lowndes to a 35-7 lead, and the Vikings cruised to a 48-21 blowout victory over The West. You want highlights (not Northwestern fans or alumni, I’m sure)? We got highlights! And there are plenty of players to watch, like Romello Brinson and Kamren Kinchens (#1 and #5 for Northwestern), too!
For a focused look at Brown as a player, here are his HUDL highlights from his junior season:
The rich get richer and Miami adds yet-another blue chip player to the QB room. You love to see it.