Miami Names Redshirt Freshman Jarren Williams as Starting QB, Canes Take on Gators Aug. 24

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beat out a pair of redshirt sophomores for the job

MIAMI, FLORIDA – The University of Miami Hurricanes has named redshirt freshman Jarren Williams as its starting quarterback for its game against the Florida Gators on August 24 in Orlando, according to a post on Twitter from Hurricanes head coach Manny Diaz.

Williams, a 6-foot-3-inch tall, 205-pound redshirt freshman, has attempted just three passes in his college career, completing one, with his only game action coming against Savannah State last season.

He was, according to 247sports.com, a 4-star recruit out of high school.

Williams beat out a pair of redshirt sophomores for the job in N’Kosi Perry, who threw for 13 touchdowns and 6 interceptions a season ago for the Hurricanes, and Tate Martell, who transferred in the offseason from Ohio State to Miami.

Following Miami’s game with Florida on Aug. 24, the Hurricanes have a bye week before traveling to North Carolina on Sept. 7.

They then will begin a long stretch of home games beginning on Sept. 14 where they’ll play five consecutive home games against Bethune-Cookman, Central Michigan, Virginia Tech (which comes after a bye week), Virginia and Georgia Tech.

Miami has named redshirt freshman Jarren Williams as its starting quarterback for its game against Florida on August 24 in Orlando, according to a post on Twitter from Hurricanes head coach Manny Diaz. (Rivals.com video image)

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