Brad Kaaya is one of the most underrated quarterbacks in college football and he is ready to lead his Miami Hurricanes back to relevance during the 2015 season. Kaaya had a very solid individual season last year, although the team ended up finishing just 6-7 on the season.
Looking ahead to the 2015 season, Kaaya is poised to take his game to a completely new level.
During the 2014 season with the Hurricanes, Kaaya ended up throwing for 3,198 yards, 26 touchdowns and 12 interceptions. He showed great pocket awareness and made some throws that Miami hasn’t seen one of their quarterbacks make in quite some time.
At 6-foot-4 and 209 pounds, there is no question that Kaaya is the perfect size to be a quarterback. Most scouts and analysts agree that he is one of the prime candidates to break out this season and prove his NFL talent. Miami has put together a very good offense around him, and they will open up the aerial attack even more in 2015 now that Duke Johnson has made his way to the NFL.
Kaaya received the honor of being named to the National Performer of the Year Watch List, which includes just 32 players. He was also mentioned among the top 100 players in college football by ESPN.
Quite a few comparisons have been drawn about Kaaya to former Hurricanes star quarterback Ken Dorsey, and there is no question that they are very similar players. That being said, Kaaya has shown some flashes of superstardom that Dorsey never showed. His arm appears to be stronger and he still has plenty of time to continue growing as he is just a sophomore.
There are high expectations for Kaaya heading into the 2015 season, and that is when players are either at their best or worst. Kaaya has showed the ability to manage all of the hype and criticism throughout his career to this point, and he will do so once again this year.
It is finally time that the Hurricanes are going to unleash Kaaya now that he has a full season as a starter under his belt. He got his first taste of the college game, and had an entire offseason to work on the areas that he needed improvement. Now he will return to the field in 2015 looking to prove that he can power an offense and be the leader that the Hurricanes need to get back into legitimate contention.
Obviously the upcoming season is going to be a very interesting year for both the Hurricanes and Kaaya.
Miami needs their young quarterback to step up and power their offense, and that is exactly what he will do. Not only will he come through with a big season, he will break out and be one of the top quarterbacks in the entire nation.
Expect to see big things from Kaaya this year, and for the Hurricanes to take a big leap forward with him at the helm.
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