Peyton Matocha is a 6’4” 200 pound redshirt freshman who hails from Houston, Texas. He attended St. Thomas high school (Not that one) and was primarily a member of the Miami Hurricane practice squad in 2020.
Matocha did see some action vs. Duke last year and finished the game with two completions on four attempts. A former three star prospect by both 247Sports and ESPN. Matocha who was listed as a dual threat quarterback, also won the title of Private Co-Offensive Player of the Year.
Extremely excited to announce that I am COMMITTED to the University of Miami!! #TheU #TNM pic.twitter.com/XTRocRGRZz— Peyton Matocha (@peyton_matocha) January 27, 2019
You are no slouch if you set your high school passing record for passing (3692) and touchdowns (35). Matocha has always possessed this slender playmaking improv ability that reminded me of Tony Romo.
Will the Hurricanes need Matocha’s services this year in a prominent role? No. That isn’t necessarily a bad thing. The Hurricanes have amassed some much needed depth in the quarterback room and Matocha is looking to be a fourth string candidate come fall.
Touted young guns in Tyler Van Dyke and Jake Garcia are setting up an epic battle in 2022. In the past, Matocha could have been further up the depth chart when Miami’s signal caller stockpile was more bare.
The @OrangeBowlBoys were still a little hungover after @Romancane’s big birthday bash Friday night when the conversation turned to freshman QB Peyton Matocha... pic.twitter.com/POy9ROgkew— 4th OBB (Honorary) (@JonathanLones) August 21, 2019
Is Matocha a transfer candidate? The modern day quarterback in college football says everyone is a transfer candidate so that is not a realistic question to ask these days. You simply never know how the future here will play out.
Next year either Garcia or TVD might leave if one in particular doesn’t secure the starting job. Matocha then becomes one injury away from go time. Then again, Jaccuri Brown might have something to say about that. #gocanes #stockup #qb1