Reports have stated that Miami quarterbacks Jake Garcia and Tyler Van Dyke are returning for the 2023 season setup the Hurricanes at the position for next season. With the return of rising sophomore Jacurri Brown Miami will have one of the deepest groups at QB heading into the 2023 season.
Brown, Garcia and Van Dyke split playing time in 2022. Tyler Van Dyke suffered a shoulder injury in the seventh game of the season versus Duke. Garcia led Miami to a win at Virginia a week after Miami lost Van Dyke versus Duke. There has been a lot of speculation about who Miami would have at QB in 2023 after Van Dyke’s injury.
With Brown earning starts at Clemson and Georgia Tech, most Miami analysts expected at least Garcia and potentially Van Dyke to transfer. That would have put the Miami coaching staff in a tough position at QB entering the 2023 off-season. Miami likely would have had to sign another QB and/or add a transfer.
There was some speculation about who that could be with the Early National Signing period three weeks away. Adam Gorney the Rivals.com National Recruiting Director pondered in a column earlier this week if five-star quarterback Dante Moore could flip to the Miami football program from Oregon.
"Gorney– “Moore has an excellent relationship with Miami offensive coordinator Josh Gattis and four-star QB Jaden Rashada just flipped from the Hurricanes to Florida. Could something be brewing there?”"
There has been some speculation that Moore could de-commit from Oregon after the Ducks lost offensive coordinator Kenny Dillingham. Dillingham was hired as the head coach at Arizona State earlier this week. Gaby Urrutia of Inside the U disputed the claim in general that Moore could flip to Miami.
Moore who is from Detroit has an excellent relationship with Miami offensive coordinator Josh Gattis from his time at Michigan. The Miami football program can now take the time and develop three-star prospect, Emory Williams, as their sole 2023 QB commit. Williams competed in the Elite 11 QB camp this summer.
Miami struggled at QB this season with Tyler Van Dyke missing a significant amount of time with a shoulder injury. Jake Garcia was extremely inconsistent. True freshman Brown displayed his athleticism but was clearly not ready to contribute as a passer. There is a lot of speculation on who will be back for Miami at QB in 2023.
Entering the 2022 season Van Dyke was projected to be a first-round pick after being named the ACC Rookie of the Year and Offensive Rookie of the Year in 2021. Garcia returning is huge for Miami. Van Dyke will be the projected starter, but the competition this spring bears watching.
Garcia might not want to sit behind Van Dyke as a redshirt sophomore. Brown could be a candidate to redshirt in 2023. The potential remains that Garcia could still transfer depending on what happens this spring A redshirt season for Brown in 2023 would also depend on how Gattis decides to use him or if he will return.
This will be a transitory off-season for Miami. The returns of Garcia and Van Dyke at QB with Brown are tantamount to the importance of recruiting your own players in the era of the transfer portal. Miami has lost nine players to the portal after Al Blades Jr. announced today and Key’Shawn Smith will reportedly follow him.