The Miami Hurricanes football program will continue to recruit quarterbacks following the commitment of Kaden Martin as a dual-sport athlete. Martin will focus on baseball at Miami according to David Wilson of the Miami Herald. The scholarship for Martin will be from the Miami baseball program.
Martin is a highly ranked baseball prospect who is expected to be taken in the first few rounds of the MLB draft this summer. If Martin does play football and baseball for Miami scholarships will still be counted in both sports according to Wilson. That limit was created to restrict football programs from stashing players in other sports.
The Miami football program recently received a crystal ball for Four-star QB Jacurri Brown from 247 sports Director of Recruiting Steve Wiltfong. Miami also reportedly leads for three-star St. Thomas Aquinas QB Zion Turner. It seems unlikely Miami will sign two QBs, especially after the commitment from Martin.
Martin is the son of former Tennessee National Championship-winning QB and Baltimore Ravens wide receivers coach Tee Martin. Martin announced his decision via Twitter. Miami beat out Arizona State, Oregon and his father’s alma mater Volunteers. Martin is an outfielder and pitcher in baseball.
Martin does not count as a 2022 commit for the Miami football recruiting class with his focus on baseball. If Martin were the third commit to Miami for 2022, their class would be boosted from 39th where they currently are to 25th. Miami has commits from defensive tackle Brandon Cleveland and defensive end Jamaal Johnson.
The commitment from Martin is a good addition to the Miami Hurricanes baseball and rosters. With the seasons not overlapping with the exception of spring football, Martin will have a chance to thrive playing both sports. Miami will return Peyton Matocha, Tyler Van Dyke and Jake Garcia at QB in 2022.