Miami Names Redshirt Freshman Jarren Williams as Starting QB, Canes Take on Gators Aug. 24
By Space Coast Daily // August 12, 2019
beat out a pair of redshirt sophomores for the job
— Manny Diaz (@Coach_MannyDiaz) August 12, 2019
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.