Miami football class moves 12 spots with 4-star QB Jaden Rashada commitment

Nov 6, 2021; Miami Gardens, Florida, USA; Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports
Nov 6, 2021; Miami Gardens, Florida, USA; Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports /

The commitment on Sunday from four-star quarterback Jaden Rashada moved the 2023 Miami football class from 44th to 33rd past former offensive coordinator Rhett Lashlee and SMU. Miami sits just behind Rutgers in the rankings. Rashada is the 45th ranked player, seventh QB and fifth rated player in California in the Class of 2023.

Rashada was the second highest-ranked uncommitted QB. Detroit prospect Dante Moore remains the highest-ranked uncommitted QB. Rashada is the second QB to commit to Miami for 2023. Three-star QB Emory Williams previously committed to Miami earlier this month. Miami last signed two QBs in the same class in 2014.

Brad Kaaya and Malik Rosier combined to start for the majority of five years. Rashada is the highest-ranked QB to sign with Miami since Kyle Wright in 2003. Rashada projects to be the fifth highest-rated player on the Miami roster. Rashada could potentially become the highest-rated Miami offensive player when he enrolls in 2023.

Defensive tackle Leonard Taylor and safety James Williams were 2021 signees with Miami and who are not eligible for the NFL Draft until 2024 project to be the highest-ranked players on the 2023 roster. Cornerback Tyrique Stevenson and wide receiver Frank Ladson are eligible for the 2023 NFL Draft and rated higher than Rashada.

Rashada will likely compete with 2021 Miami signee Jake Garcia who was previously the top Miami QB signee since Wright and 2022 signee Jacurri Brown to be the starting signal-caller in 2023. Returning starter Tyler Van Dyke is projected to enter the 2023 NFL Draft with a strong 2022 season.

Rashada chose Miami over Florida, LSU, Mississippi and Texas A&M. Miami secured a late official visit from Rashada earlier this week. Rashada took his official visit to Mississippi in April and Florida, LSU and Texas A&M earlier this month. Miami began building momentum for Rashada by securing the official visit.

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Rashada completed 57.1 percent of his passes for 2,220 yards, with 27 touchdowns and five interceptions while rushing for 193 yards and another TD as a junior for Pittsburg, California High School. The commitment from Rashada will provide Miami with one of the best QB corps in the country for the next few years.