Four-star dual-threat quarterback Kaden Martin announced via Twitter on Sunday night he will commit on Wednesday at 3:15 PM. The Miami football program is a finalist with Arizona State, Oregon and Tennessee. Martin is the son of former Volunteer National Championship-winning QB Tee Martin.
No favorite has emerged in Martin’s recruitment. The crystal balls that are usually projected by 247Sports.Com do not have any for Martin. Martin is the 321st ranked player, seventh-ranked dual-threat QB and 12th ranked player in Tennessee where Martin preps at Knoxville Catholic.
Martin told Andrew Ivins of 247 that he has attended baseball camps in Coral Gables. Martin wants to play baseball and football in college. As a left-handed pitcher and hitter Martin has been praised for the power coming off his bat. Baseball and football is an easy match with the two seasons except for spring practice.
Miami is currently trending for two other QBs in the Class of 2022. Four-star Valdosta, Georgia QB Jacurri Brown and three-star signal-caller Zion Turner from St. Thomas Aquinas in Fort Lauderdale both have crystal balls projecting they will sign with Miami. Oregon is the only school Martin took a virtual tour instead of being on campus.
Manny Diaz has been able to add QB talent to the Miami football roster in his first two full recruiting classes as head coach. Miami signed Tyler Van Dyke in the Class of 2020 and Jake Garcia in 2021. Brown, Garcia and Van Dyke are all rated higher than Martin. Turner is ranked lower. Miami needs to acquire talent at QB.
The Hurricanes will return Van Dyke, Garcia and redshirt freshman Peyton Matocha in the 2022 season. Miami loses do everything QB, D’Eriq King, following the 2021 season. Martin would like be a project in football who would be a few years away from challenging to be the starting QB for Miami.
Martin told Ivins he welcomes the competition and it doesn’t matter where the QBs are. If Martin does commit to Miami expect the Hurricanes to lose a chance at signing Brown, Turner or both. Teams rarely sign two QBs in the same class and three is nearly unheard of. Garcia de-committed from USC when they offered a third QB.