Posted: 4:53 pm Monday, January 3rd, 2011
By Matt Porter
With the maddening ineffectiveness of Jacory Harris and Stephen Morris, who frustrated Hurricanes fans with their propensity to throw picks, new Miami head coach Al Golden needs a quarterback for the future.
He sees a future in Dwyer’s Jacoby Brissett.
After a stellar senior season, Brissett’s stock has risen with many of top BCS schools. He threw for 2,473 yards, 32 touchdowns and 1 interception (0 during the regular season) and was named the Palm Beach Post’s Large Schools Offensive Player of the Year and the Lou Groza Palm Beach County High School Player of the Year.
Former coach Randy Shannon‘s regime had been more or less indifferent to Brissett (6-5, 227, No. 4 on the Big Board), but Dwyer coach Jack Daniels said with a new coaching staff, the Hurricanes are a strong contender to land him.
“I think they have a good chance,” Daniels said. “Coach Golden is going to come in and see him as soon as he gets back from [El Paso,] Texas [where Miami played in the Sun Bowl]. I think Jacoby’s mom is a big Hurricanes fan and has been a Hurricanes fan her whole life. They weren’t recruiting him with the other coaches, so there are no ill feelings toward them by Jacoby.”
Daniels said Brissett, a four-star recruit who has taken official visits to Alabama, Wisconsin and LSU, will likely take his two remaining official visits to Miami and South Carolina.
Miami is among several BCS schools that have offered Brissett, including Alabama, Florida State, LSU and Wisconsin.
The Hurricanes were hit hard by a de-committment from highly touted Miami Northwestern senior Teddy Bridgewater, who was the Canes’ only quarterback commit from this year’s senior class.
CBS Sports recruiting analyst Tom Lemming (via the Sun-Sentinel’s Steve Gorten) reports that Golden is also chasing senior quarterbacks Marquise Williams, a four-star recruit from Charlotte, N.C.-Mallard Creek who verbally committed to North Carolina in July; Jake Rudock, a three-star, 6-foot-3, 190-pound pro-style QB from St. Thomas Aquinas who verbally committed to Iowa in September; and Kevin Hogan, a three-star, 6-foot-4, 200-pounder from Washington D.C. Gonzaga High who verbally committed to Stanford in June.