April 12, 2024

Florida High School QB’s that could have changed the Hurricanes fortunes

Lamar Jackson, Teddy Bridgewater, and Tommie Frazier could’ve changed Miami Football. Two of those QB’s would’ve required some ‘outside of the box’ thinking from ‘Canes coaches.

With Lamar Jackson preparing for the AFC Championship Game, it made me think about former Florida high school QB’s who could have really impacted the Miami Hurricanes. Some of these QB’s were in a different style, or blocked by a quarterback already on campus, but the top-3 choices I’ve gone with for the post were all four-star QB’s or higher per 247 or Tom Lemming.

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While “Touchdown” Tommie Frazier and Jackson would have been a shift in offensive scheme during those eras of ‘Canes football, Teddy Bridgewater fit the mold and wound up at Louisville instead.

Let’s take a look back at the history of QB’s that could have been for the ‘Canes.

Tommie Frazier, Bradenton Manatee HS, c/o 1992

No.3 player in the country per Tom Lemming in 1992, Frazier wanted to play at the University of Miami but wound up as the quarterback for the Nebraska Cornhuskers instead.

Over his junior and senior seasons at Bradenton Manatee HS on the west coast of FL, Frazier threw for 1,600 yards and 33 touchdowns, and passed for 2,600 yards and 30 touchdowns.

While Gino Torretta (1992 Heisman Trophy winner, 1989 and 1991 National Champion) was a senior on the ‘Canes roster in ‘92, the other two passers on the roster to replace him in 1993 were Frank Costa and Ryan Collins.

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