Four-star 2021 quarterback Garrett Nussmeir told 247Sports in an interview posted on Saturday that the Miami football program hiring Rhett Lashlee attracted him to the Hurricanes.
Still looking for a quarterback in the Class of 2021, the Miami football program has captured the attention of four-star signal-caller Garrett Nussmeier because of new offensive coordinator Rhett Lashlee. Miami will lose new starting QB D’Eriq King after the 2020 season and will have some uncertainty at the position.
King who transferred from Houston in January is from Texas, like Nussmeier. Nussmeier resides in Flower Mound, Texas a suburb of Dallas-Fort Worth. At the moment, Nussmeier is 100 percent linked to LSU via the 247 Sports Crystal Ball. The Tigers’ new QB coach Scott Linehan coached Nussemeier’s father Doug.
Doug Nussemeier spent five seasons as a QB in the NFL. The elder Nussmeier is currently the QB coach with the Dallas Cowboys. Garrett Nussmeier was on track to announce his college decision on April 18. With everything on hold because of the coronavirus, Nussemeier could potentially delay that decision.
In an extensive interview with Steve Wiltfong, the Director Of Recruiting for 247Sports Nussemier talked extensively about his decision-making process, each of the schools he is considering and his relationships with the coaches recruiting him. The Miami football program is still in the mix.
— Garrett Nussmeier (@Garrettnuss13) January 12, 2020
“I think Coach (Rhett) Lashlee was the main part of where my attention went. When he was at SMU we talked a good bit and him going there attracted me…If I decide to take the visits, I’ll visit Texas, Arizona State, Miami and Texas A&M”
Nussmeier is the 104th ranked overall player in the Class of 2021, the seventh-ranked pro-style QB and the 16th ranked player in Florida. Nussmeier is 6’1.5, 182-pounds and he threw for 3,788 yards and 38 touchdowns in his junior season. Thirteen different recruiting analysts project Nussmeier to sign with LSU.
As the roster currently stands for the Miami football team, N’Kosi Perry and Tate Martell will be entering their redshirt senior seasons in 2021, Peyton Matocha will be a redshirt sophomore and Tyler Van Dyke will likely be a redshirt freshman. Adding a fifth QB for 2021 is likely to be a priority.