How QB Jaden Rashada fits Miami Hurricanes offensive scheme

Sep 30, 2021; Miami Gardens, Florida, USA; Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports
Sep 30, 2021; Miami Gardens, Florida, USA; Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports /

Chris Singletary of 247 Sports provided “Elite 11 Analysis: Scheme fits for many of the nation’s top quarterback prospects” which includes recent Miami Hurricanes commit Jaden Rashada. Rashada is the 45th player, seventh QB and fifth in California in the Class of 2023 per the 247 Sports composite rankings.

Miami currently has the 11th ranked 2023 Class. The commitment from Rashada on June 26 began a run of five blue-chip commits for the Miami football program through five-star offensive tackle Francis Mauigoa on July 4. Mario Cristobal is quickly upgrading the talent on the Miami roster.

Rashada will work with offensive coordinator Josh Gattis and QB coach Frank Ponce at Miami. Gattis won the Frank Broyles Award as the best assistant coach in college football while at Michigan in 2021. Rashada will not have the pressure of having to play immediately for the Miami Hurricanes.

The commitment from Rashada is the fourth class in a row that Miami has a top 20 QB. Tyler Van Dyke in 2020, Jake Garcia in 2021 and Jacurri Brown in 2022 preceded Rashada to Miami. Van Dyke projects to leave for the 2023 NFL Draft with a productive 2022 season. Garcia would be favored to start in 2023.

"Jaden Rashada – Miami“Rashada has excellent arm talent to make all the throws needed to run offensive coordinator Josh Gattis’s offense in Coral Gables. His ability to process and go through his progressions shows growth in his long-term potential. He has sharp mechanics and is able to make accurate throws on the move and off platform.The physical development is where he should make a leap once he gets to college and give him a shot at capitalizing on his tools.”"

Gattis stresses a more balanced offense than Miami did under previous offensive coordinator Rhett Lashlee. The consensus analysis from Elite 11 is that Rashada needs more consistency on his throws. As a junior, Rashada completed 57.0 percent of his passes for 2,220 yards, 27 touchdowns and five interceptions.

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The ability to go through the progressions will be critical in Gattis’ offense. Gattis wants his QBs to take what a defense gives them. Lashlee preferred the ball being pushed downfield with Van Dyke at QB. Miami will have a lot of competition at QB in the future with Brown, Garcia and Rashada vying to become the starter.