In order for the Miami Hurricanes to ascend into the college football collective consciousness it must do so from the quarterback position. It is imperative to stack chips at the most important position on the field year after year. Miami has emphatically done so for the 2023 class with the additions of Emory Williams and Jaden Rashada.
Mario Cristobal has made a bold quarterback declaration and cannonballed with a big splash. Emory Williams is a late blooming star from Milton, Florida. Recently CBS and 247 affiliated Josh Pate joined the Orange Bowl Boys and likened him to Alabama’s Mac Jones. Pate declared that it wasn’t from a talent standpoint, rather Jones was in a loaded quarterback room in his own right.
Jalen Hurts and Tua Tagovailoa were the heralded phenoms who ultimately displayed a dueling pageantry on a national championship stage. Eventually it was Jones’s turn. He made the most of it. Williams will most likely improve. He has the frame to get stronger. Williams was able to perform admirably at the Elite 11 and parlay the echo chamber into one common sentiment. He won’t stick with the Hurricanes.
You may balk at the comment. The notion is Williams will have other suiters. Williams is definitely good enough to be “the guy” somewhere else. So why would Williams stay? It is not very often where you have Elite 11 caliber quarterbacks commit and stick with the same school. Competition however carries with it a subtle nuance that is intrinsically wired like time. It is everywhere and it is always. Coach Cristobal embraces it. It permeates through his being. It is infectious.