Freshman Brad Kayaa has been named the starting quarterback for the Miami Hurricanes, reports Matt Porter of The Palm Beach Post.
Official: Al Golden names true freshman Brad Kaaya #Canes starting QB.— Matt Porter (@mattyports) August 24, 2014
Kaaya will get the start when the Canes take on Louisville in the season opener next Monday. According to head coach Al Golden, "it was a tight battle" between Kaaya and graduate student Jake Heaps.
Golden: "He's not a freshman quarterback. He's the University of Miami quarterback."— Tim Reynolds (@ByTimReynolds) August 24, 2014
University of Miami President Donna Shalala to AP (before today's announcement) on Brad Kaaya: "I'm very fond of him. He's the real thing."— Tim Reynolds (@ByTimReynolds) August 24, 2014
In 2013, Kaaya led West Hills (Calif.) Chaminade High to the team's first state title in its 61-year-history.
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