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2024 Canes QB Targets



Arguably the most important position in college football is the quarterback position. Mario Cristobal and the Miami Hurricanes football program understand this, so they are prioritizing landing up to two quarterbacks this year, with 2023 possibly being the last season for star quarterback Tyler Van Dyke. These are the major targets that the Canes are focusing on for the 2024 class.

Air Noland
Prentiss “Air” Noland is a stud. Last year he put up 55 TDs with only 4 ints, and 4095 yds passing. He has become a priority target for the Hurricanes who covet the Langston Hughes standout. Noland was in Miami last weekend to check out the program with fellow WR standout Chance Robinson. Noland was able to see Geno Smith throw, who happened to be on campus that weekend to see his former coach, Shannon Dawson. After the trip, Noland quickly set a commitment date for April 8th at 8:30PM ET. Miami of course made his top seven list and are sitting in a good spot. A team to watch for is Texas A&M, who brought Noland down for a visit this past weekend, and covet the Georgia gunslinger.

Michael Van Buren
Van Buren is another quarterback that the Canes are pursing hard. He is a blue- chip level talent the Canes really like. Similar to Noland, the pitch has been made to Van Buren as a foundational piece, a cornerstone of the future. Van Buren has been impressive in the camp circuit, establishing himself as one of the top players every time he plays. The Canes made Van Buren’s top-eight list last December, and it seems that the “QB1” position for the 24 class as of now, is between Noland and Van Buren.

Julian Sayin
One of the best quarterbacks in the nation, Julian Sayin is another player the Canes were targeting early on as a possible premier quarterback in the 2024 class. Sayin has been committed to Alabama since November, 2022 and recently reaffirmed his commitment. Talking to 247Sports during a March 24th interview, Sayin told the recruiting site “I feel better than ever about my decision and my commitment is really strong.” Mario is known to be a relentless recruiter but it seems this one is a done deal to Bama.

AJ Hairston
A month ago, Hairston received his first D1 offer. The offer? The hometown Miami Hurricanes. The Monarch quarterback grew up a Canes fan. “I’ve been a Canes fan my whole life” Hairston stated when he received his offer. The 2024 signal caller has a powerful arm and is very athletic. From an athletic perspective, he has all the tools to excel in a Shannon Dawson offense. For an in depth look at Hairston, make sure to check out LifeWalletSports Luke Chaney’s article on Hairston:

Luke Moga
Another dual- threat QB on campus this past weekend was the Arizona standout, Luke Moga. Moga had already visited Coral Gables , so this was his second time around the program. During both visits Mario Cristobal led the charge in making him feel welcome and a priority. Moga also got to meet Dawson for the first time, and like Hairston, Moga would fit Dawson’s offense well. It seems Moga wants to take another official visit sometime in the summer. Based on the level of interest from both parties, Moga has a good chance to be the second quarterback in this class.

Judd Anderson
Another Georgia QB, Anderson already has NFL size towering at 6’6 and 220lbs. Anderson like Hairston, has a cannon for an arm, and is capable of making any throw at the college level. He’s another athletic dual threat quarterback who uses his feet and athletic ability to elude defenders. Dawson really likes Anderson and has been communicating with him on a daily basis. Anderson has a visit for Miami set up for April 6th. Anderson is another name to keep an eye on as that visit can make the QB2 situation very interesting. There is reason to believe that the second QB spot is a battle between Moga and Anderson and it might just come down to who locks up their spot first.