Miami Hurricanes QBs all progressing per offensive coordinator Rhett Lashlee

Aug 24, 2019; Orlando, FL, USA;. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports
Aug 24, 2019; Orlando, FL, USA;. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports /

Miami Hurricanes quarterbacks 2021 signee Jake Garcia, redshirt freshman Peyton Matocha and freshman Tyler Van Dyke have all shown improvement this spring according to offensive coordinator Rhett Lashlee. All three Miami QBs have received the most snaps of their young careers this spring.

The absence of starting QB D’Eriq King who is sitting out this spring while rehabbing from a torn ACL has allowed Garcia, Matocha and Van Dyke to compete for first-team snaps during spring practice. Miami will hold their second scrimmage of the spring this Friday and the Spring Game on April 17 at Hard Rock Stadium.

Earlier this week head coach Manny Diaz implied that King is the only Miami Hurricanes starter secure in his position entering the 2022 season, The young Miami QBs are progressing to how Lashlee had hoped based on the reps they have received this spring. Van Dyke has improved a lot from last year per Lashlee.

With a week left in spring practice, Van Dyke appears to be the leader to become the second QB on the Miami Hurricanes depth chart. Garcia, Matocha and Van Dyke all played well in the first Miami scrimmage this spring. Lashlee hopes that all three Miami QBs can take the next in the second scrimmage on Friday.

"“They’ve all progressed well and you would hope that because they’re all getting probably more reps than they’ve ever got. Tyler Van Dyke, it’s funny, coming off his freshman year he may be the most experienced one we have, but these 10 or 11 practices this year have been invaluable for him to get so many more reps, first or second group, and be in a little bit different position.He’s improved a lot more from where he was last year and he should. He should be more comfortable with what we’re doing. You look at a guy like Peyton Matocha getting more more reps than he’s ever gotten and done some really nice things. The more reps he gets the more comfortable he’s getting.And then you got Jake Garcia — he’s really probably supposed to be in high school going to prom in a month. For a freshman he showed great poise and calmness and has done really good. They make a lot of mistakes. That’s what spring ball is for. But they’re doing a good job of not repeating mistakes, which is promising.Hopefully [Friday] night they’ll take that next step and maybe show more maturation, maybe show just a little bit more consistency in their decision making and accuracy.”"

The future for Miami is bright at QB. In addition to Garcia, Matocha and Van Dyke, the Hurricanes have a commitment from 2022 four-star QB Jacurri Brown. With King in his last collegiate season in college in 2021, Brown, Garcia and Van Dyke are expected to compete to be the successor to King in 2022.

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This spring will have an impact on who has the advantage as Miami heads into the summer and eventually training camp in August. For the first time in many years, the Hurricanes QB room will have competition from elite signal-callers challenging to become the starter in 2022. This spring is a good rehearsal.