Miami got a jump-start on its 2016 recruiting class Monday evening, scoring a commitment from 4-star quarterback Jack Allison from Palmetto High School.
Allison reported the news with this tweet:
Allison is the No. 249 overall player and No. 12 pro-style quarterback in the 2016 class, per the 247Sports Composite. Of the top-22 ranked QBs in the class, he joins Feleipe Franks (LSU), Shea Patterson (Arizona) and Zach Smith (Baylor) as only the fourth to commit to a school.
At 6'5", 200 pounds, Allison has the obvious trappings of a good pro-style passer. He has a strong arm (which should only get stronger as he matures), good accuracy and a solid head on his shoulders.
Kipp Adams of 247Sports spoke flatteringly about his skills:
Miami has assembled an impressive collection of quarterbacks under Al Golden these past few recruiting cycles.
Projected 2014 starter Kevin Olsen was a top-100 overall player in 2013, Brad Kaaya was a 4-star recruit and Elite 11 finalist in 2014 and Dwayne Lawson is signed up as another 4-star recruit in 2015.
Allison joins that group and becomes another dart thrown at the board. Quarterbacks are difficult to predict but important to develop; landing multiple big prospects is vital because you can never know for sure which one(s) is(are) going to pan out at the college level.
With Olsen and Kaaya both enrolled and Lawson committed, Miami already had a pretty good hold on its future at the position. It had a buffer. Now, it can feel one promising prospect safer.
This is another good get by Golden and his staff.
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