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Miami Hurricanes 2021 Player Profile: QB Tyler Van Dyke

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The 2022 Miami Hurricanes quarterback battle will be an epic showdown. The 2021 Tyler Van Dyke is good. Damn good.

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Tyler Van Dyke is a man listed at 6’4” 224 pounds. The Connecticut born Suffield Academy field general was a consensus four-star prospect by all the major publications. TVD also distinguished the number two rated pro-style quarterback coming out of high school.

Van Dyke held offers from Michigan, NC State, Oklahoma State, UCLA, Wisconsin, Boston College and Louisville to name a few. Van Dyke amassed over 4600 passing yards and 39 passing touchdowns over his two final varsity seasons.

The former New England Prep Player of the Year has the tools. TVD has the arm, the frame, the adaptability and has athleticism that even his fellow teammates took notice over. A baseball player in high school as well, Van Dyke’s arm improvisation skills permeate his game and he does it with natural intuition.

TVD was wonderful at keeping his offense on schedule. A consistent staple that also showed to be true in the spring game as Van Dyke finished in the Hard Rock Stadium heat 12-17 for 102 and a touchdown. The touchdown was a valiant dime in the back corner of the end zone to Xavier Restrepo.

Van Dyke can make all the throws. That claim of “making all the throws” is typical coach hyperbole but in this case the shoe fits. He is a big arm talent and arguably possesses a better arm then the Hurricanes current QB1.

The shiny new toy this spring was true freshman Jake Garcia. At this juncture of each young quarterbacks respected Miami Hurricane career, they will undoubtedly be intertwined due to a foundation shaking battle that is reverberating in the background.

A “Thrilla in Manilla” style contest that unescapably poses two heavyweight throwers in a ring. One will win the job. One will probably leave the program. If iron sharpens iron the winner will have to become ironman and leave no doubt who the leader of the MCU is. The Miami Clubhouse Universe. That of course will be in 2022.

The Hurricanes have had a bad trend producing NFL talent at the quarterback position. The hype hasn’t necessarily been proven right with previous iterations. In the ACC ranks over the past 20 years, Miami, the home of Kelly, Testaverde, Torretta, Kosar, Dorsey, is tied for sixth in producing NFL talent.

The most important position on the field is that of the quarterback position. The current future is secured with incumbent D’Eriq King. The distant future can be settled now if one the two attack the QB2 job as if it was indicative of the future. Van Dyke can easily be the one.