What Miami has in its new starting quarterback Jarren Williams

What Miami has in its new starting quarterback Jarren Williams

Jarren Williams committed to Miami in 2017, then spent 2018 waiting for playing time that never came.

First-year Miami head coach Manny Diaz named Williams the starter, just months after Martell's controversial departure from Columbus that brought in drama involving former Georgia five-star Justin Fields.

On Monday, the Miami Hurricanes named their starting quarterback for the August 24 opener against Florida.

"We believe we can win with all three guys", Diaz said in.

Williams, who was once committed to Kentucky twice in his recruitment before finally flipping to Miami, played in only one game last season and threw three passes all season.

The competition between Perry and Martell is still open for the backup spot, and Diaz said that will continue as the team prepares for its August 24 season-opener against Florida.

"All three guys showed tremendous improvement and development, which is a credit to their hard work and the work of Dan Enos and his offensive staff", said Diaz in a release.

Once Fields transferred to Ohio State, Martell moved on to Miami.

After those daring words, Martell unexpectedly entered his name into the transfer portal as well, leaving the Buckeyes for Miami.

The Miami Hurricanes are coming off a disappointing 2018 season in which they went 7-6. He left Ohio State in the offseason and got a transfer waiver to play in 2019.

"It means the world", Williams said of the opportunity. That's a dream I have always had, and I've strived for it. "It's been my dream since I was a kid. Having the opportunity to lead this team is the opportunity of a lifetime, and I am going to take full advantage of it".

Miami has named its starting quarterback for its season opener against Florida on August 24, and it's not the name everybody was expecting heading into the camp.

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