Mark Richt Says Malik Rosier Miami Hurricanes starting QB until he’s beaten out

CHARLOTTE, NC - DECEMBER 02: Malik Rosier /
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The Miami Hurricanes fanbase and media have been eagerly awaiting Perry’s debut as he redshirted in 2017. Richt spoke to Hale about his 2017 four-star signee.

"What about N’Kosi Perry? We didn’t get to see him last season, which probably surprised some fans. Was he making real progress behind the scenes? Richt: “A lot. He got a lot better. He’s learning what to do. He’s got a great skill set, but you can’t compete until you really know what to do. He came in the summer, and he wasn’t as ready as he might’ve been if he was a midyear enrollee. If he’d had all spring and summer and fall, maybe he makes a bigger push toward the job. But on the flip side, Malik played his tail off. I’ve said it a bunch of times: The guy earned it in practice. He practiced better than everybody and by a clear margin. But does N’Kosi have a skill set that’s going to be fun to watch one day? No doubt about it.”"

Perry’s progress and Williams skill set should make for an interesting battle in the spring and during training camp for the starting quarterback job. Perry and Williams have higher ceilings than Rosier, but the rising Senior has a higher floor than the Freshmen.

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Either way, Richt is building up depth at the quarterback position on the Miami Hurricanes roster. It’s only going to help in the future. Redshirt Freshman Cade Weldon is also still on the roster.