The Miami Hurricanes quarterback job was a three-player race between last season’s starter N’Kosi Perry, Ohio State transfer Tate Martell, and redshirt freshman Jarren Williams. Yesterday Manny Diaz made his choice known. That choice is the redshirt freshman Jarren Williams is somewhat of a surprise.
— Manny Diaz (@Coach_MannyDiaz) August 12, 2019
Jarren Williams Wins Starting Job
When Tate Martell transferred to Miami, most presumed he would win the starting job. If not him, most presumed it would be N’Kosi Perry, who played in 11 games last season.
Williams was one of the top-ranked members of the Hurricanes’ 2018 recruiting class. He was a four-star recruit that ranked 77th nationally in the 247 Sports composite, and he was the fifth-ranked pro-style quarterback.
The question now is what comes next? Perry played a lot last season, even though he only completed 50.8 percent of his passes last season. Also, Tate Martell has already transferred once and he’s become somewhat of a controversial figure in college football. Speculation has already gone around the internet that he might transfer again. That has yet to be determined, but it’s interesting to see what happens next.
Williams is a redshirt freshman. If he is productive, nobody is taking the job from him for a few seasons. That leads to speculation about either of the quarterbacks transferring.
If the race was close, it makes sense for head coach Manny Diaz to go with the redshirt freshman. Diaz is likely going to have a good amount of time to build the program in his image and with the way they’re recruiting, there will be plenty of talent in the program going forward.
Williams can be the quarterback that helps Manny Diaz build the program back to being prominent every season.