Posted: 10:07 am Tuesday, January 25th, 2011
By Matt Porter
“They like whoever they just saw.” That’s what the father of a top area recruit said the other day, speaking about the recruiting process.
He said his son was given the royal treatment on official visits, his head filled with all the (potentially) great things to come if he chose that school.
Each time the kid stepped off the plane, he was dead-eye sure he was going to go to that school.
Until the next visit.
That in mind, Miami head coach Al Golden is determined to be sure Jacoby Brissett (right) forgets all about his latest trip.
Brissett, the highly sought-after Dwyer quarterback, will this afternoon return from a two-day visit to Washington, which has become a strong suitor in the past two weeks. Soon after Brissett touches down, Golden will be there. The new ‘Canes coach will visit with the Brissett family this evening and plans to attend Dwyer’s basketball game at Lake Worth.
Brissett (6-5, 225, No. 4 on the Big Board) is scheduled to take an official visit to Miami this weekend, the last weekend before signing day. He’s the only quarterback Miami has coming in.
All signs point to Brissett, who is also considering Wisconsin and Florida, being on top of Miami’s list.
Golden has publicly stated he wants two quarterback commitments, but Miami currently has zero.
The Canes are also chasing Orlando-Lake Nona’s Kevin Sousa, a Wake Forest commit. He visited Miami last weekend. Another QB of interest, St. Thomas Aquinas’ Jake Rudock, verbally committed to Iowa, according to Scout.com.
Many know the back story here: Of the current QBs on Miami’s roster, Jacory Harris and rarely-used Spencer Whipple will be seniors. Stephen Morris, who started the last four games of the regular season, will be a sophomore.
Former coach Randy Shannon had promised Miami Northwestern star Teddy Bridgewater that he was the only QB they would sign. Then Shannon was fired, Bridgewater bolted to Louisville, and the Canes were left scrambling.
Miami could be in trouble if they don’t sign Brissett or another four-star QB. Or, they could land Brissett and give its fan base a big boost.