19 Days to Miami football: Tyler Van Dyke is Hurricanes future QB

MIAMI, FL - APRIL 13: (Photo by Mark Brown/Getty Images)
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Four-star 2020 signee Tyler Van Dyke signed with the Miami football program with a lot of hype and the expectation he will be the Hurricanes QB of the future.

Tyler Van Dyke signed with the Miami football program in the class of 2020 as a desperately needed quarterback for the Hurricanes. Van Dyke comes to Miami with the expectation of being the QB of the future. In 2020 and potentially 2021 Van Dyke will sit behind graduate transfer D’Eriq King.

Van Dyke was likely to take a redshirt season in 2020. With the news on Friday that the NCAA is granting an extra season of eligibility to all 2020 fall athletes, Miami should be able to get Van Dyke snaps behind starting QB D’Eriq King and likely second-teamer N’Kosi Perry in any Hurricanes blowout.

At 6’4, 220 pounds, Van Dyke is a good presence in the pocket. Van Dyke will have to adapt some to learn the up-tempo spread offense being installed by new offensive coordinator Rhett Lashlee. Lashlee worked with pro-style QB Shane Buechele at SMU in 2019 and had a lot of success. Van Dyke has a bright future with Miami.

Van Dyke was a multi-sport athlete in high school who should have the ability to thrive in the spread. The 247Sports scouting report on Van Dyke credits the delivery on his throws, his accuracy, calm demeanor and ability to slide in the pocket and extend plays. Van Dyke is projected as a multi-year starter for a top 20 program.

The decision by the NCAA on Friday will impact the timeline on when VanDyke will likely compete to be the Miami first-team QB. King now has the option of returning for a sixth college season in 2021. If redshirts are allowed for the players receiving the extra year of eligibility Van Dyke might take his in 2021.

The extra year also means that redshirt juniors Tate Martell and Perry now have three more years of eligibility instead of two. Martell and Perry can remain with Miami or transfer somewhere else to finish their college eligibility through the 2022 season. Van Dyke could in theory be a redshirt freshman in 2022.

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That would be his third season on the roster. The possibility is that Miami will have signed two more QBs through the next two recruiting classes. How ever the QBs progress at Miami over the next few seasons, Van Dyke will be a part of the competition in the future.