Posted by Bryan Fischer
Al Golden spoke earlier in the year to CBSSports.com about his need to re-stock the Miami roster at certain positions and it appears he identified quarterback as one of them. Austin (Texas) quarterback Preston Dewey became the third in the Hurricanes' upcoming class after committing to the school Friday afternoon, according to his quarterbacks coach.
"After my visit, I just wanted to think about it, but I kept coming back to Miami," Dewey told CaneSport.com. "So I decided to pull the trigger."
Dewey performed well at the TCU Elite 11 competition earlier in the spring. His stock took off since performing well in Fort Worth and held scholarship offers from schools such as SMU, North Carolina, Tennessee and UCLA at the time of his commitment. He informed Miami offensive coordinator Jedd Fisch this morning about his commitment to Miami.
"He was pretty ecstatic," Dewey said. "They told me that I will have a chance to compete to start for three to four years. I will compete my hardest."
Dewey joins Gray Crow and David Thompson as quarterbacks headed to the 'U.' Both Dewey and Crow are expected to enroll in Janurary. Based on his throwing Dewey has good footwork, has a good release that gets the ball to where he wants it quickly and has a good arm that can make all the throws.
The 6-foot-3, 210 pound quarterback has an interesting backstory as he was previously at Austin-area powerhouse Westlake High before transferring to local private school St. Andrew's Episcopal. Taking advantage of transfer regulations, he reclassified to the class of 2012, giving him an extra year of high school.
The 11th overall commitment for the Hurricanes class of 2012, Dewey threw for over 1,500 yards and 12 touchdowns last season. His high school head coach is former BYU quarterback and Heisman winner Ty Detmer.