The Miami Hurricanes’ quarterback prospects appear to be promising.

Luke Nickel, a Milton High School (Georgia) standout, has verbally committed to the Hurricanes. He led his high school team to the state championship as a junior in 2023. Nickel is in the Sunshine State this weekend, competing in Battle 7v7 Miami.

Cam Newton, the former Heisman Trophy winner and NFL star, coaches Nickel’s 7-on-7 team. Nickel was described to me as the obvious best quarterback performer at Battle.

“I was so impressed with Nickel,” Blustein said. “I watched him last year and have seen him on the field. In only seven or eight months, he has emerged as one of the top five quarterbacks in the country. He’s a big time kid. He makes all of the throws and has good size.”

Nickel is currently listed as 6-2, 205 pounds.

Smartsport2 and On3 rate him as a 3-Star prospect, while Rivals ranks him as a 4-Star.
Miami’s staff will need to work hard to keep Nickel committed until national signing day in December. While Nickel adores Miami, interest from Georgia and other SEC programs is growing following his impressive junior season.

Miami is laying solid, young foundations in its quarterback room. Aside from redshirt senior transfer Cam Ward, Miami’s other four scholarship quarterbacks have multiple years of eligibility. Incoming freshman Judd Anderson has all four years, Jacurri Brown and Emory Williams each have three, and Albany transfer Reese Poffenbarger has two years remaining. When Nickel arrives in 2025, QB1 may face stiff competition.

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