Miami Hurricanes QB Jaden Rashada living up to ranking at Elite 11 camp

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

Miami Hurricanes 2023 quarterback commit Jaden Rashada was impressive during the first two days at the Elite 11 camp. Greg Biggins of 247 Sports praised Rashada for how well he threw the ball during the first two days. The 247 Sports scouting report also praises Rashada and his mechanics throwing.

Rashada is the fifth-ranked QB in the Class of 2023 and the fourth-highest participating in the Elite 11. Three-star Miami Hurricanes QB commit Emory Williams is also participating at Elite 11. According to Biggins rankings, Rashada was more impressive on the first day at Elite 11 than the second day.

Announcing the commitment to Miami ahead of Elite 11 has given Rashada a chance to focus on the camp. Rashada chose Miami after official visits earlier in June to Florida, LSU, Mississippi and Texas A&M. The last minute visit to Miami seemed to make the difference in his decision to commit to the Hurricanes.

At 6’4, 185 pounds, Rashada has ideal height at QB with room to fill out more. Rashada has a career completion percentage of 57.2 and 14.5 yards per completion in high school. Rashada has a proven ability to get the ball downfield to allow his receivers to make plays. Biggins interviewed Rashada at the Elite 11.

"NO. 6 JADEN RASHADA (MIAMI COMMIT)Jaden Rashada, Pittsburg (Calif.)- Miami“After making his college decision a week ago, choosing Miami, Rashada said it was a huge stress reliever for him. He look relaxed and made some big time throws throughout the camp. There’s a lot to like about Rashada, starting with his 6-4 frame that he can easily add weight to, his smooth throwing motion and his ability to drive the ball down the field.He always looks on-balance, has easy velocity and the ball jumps out of his hand.”"

Rashada should have time to grow at Miami. Returning starter Tyler Van Dyke is expected to leave for the 2023 NFL Draft with a productive 2022 season. Jake Garcia who signed with Miami in 2021 and 2022 signee Jacurri Brown are projected to compete to be the starter in 2023. Rashada won’t be pressured to play immediately.

"NO. 8 JADEN RASHADA (MIAMI COMMIT)Jaden Rashada, Pittsburg (Calif.)- Miami“Rashada came out firing during his pro day session, showing easy arm action and accuracy to all levels of the field. He flashed great touch on the deep ball and trusted his arm strength to get the ball downfield before finishing the round with a couple of under-thrown balls in tight windows.Still, Rashada looked comfortable with his mechanics and had some impressive completions. In terms of his arm talent, he’s near the top of this year’s class. Consistency is the only thing really holding him back from being a top five guy for the week but his tools are obvious.”"

The Miami Hurricanes QB room should be one of the best in the country for the next three to four years. Rashada is the highest ranked Miami QB commit since Kyle Wright in 2003. Garcia previously was the highest rated Miami QB signee since Wright. Van Dyke had a breakout season in 2021.

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New offensive coordinator Josh Gattis and QB coach Frank Ponce have a great foundation to work with in the future. Miami should have great leadership and production at the most important position in football. Rashada has shown his confidence at Elite 11. The consistency should improve with maturity.