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Quarterback Luke Nickel Becomes First Commit in Miami’s 2025 Recruiting Class



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Luke Nickel, the 6-foot-2, 205-pound four-star quarterback from Alpharetta’s (GA) Milton High School, announced his commitment to the Miami Hurricanes on Friday evening. In a significant coup for the Hurricanes’ football program, Nickel stands as the inaugural commitment in Miami’s highly anticipated 2025 recruiting class.

Nickel’s journey to his commitment was underscored by his recent visit to the University of Miami’s campus at the end of July for the “Canes Cookout.” This pivotal visit not only provided him with a firsthand glimpse of Miami’s state-of-the-art facilities and picturesque campus but also allowed him to forge a deeper connection with the coaching staff that would ultimately solidify his decision.

Leading the charge in Nickel’s recruitment was the Hurricanes’ new offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach, Shannon Dawson. Dawson’s strategic approach and rapport-building skills played a central role in capturing Nickel’s commitment. The bond between a quarterback and their offensive coordinator often shapes the trajectory of success, and in this case, it was evident that Dawson’s vision aligned seamlessly with Nickel’s aspirations at the collegiate level.

While the allure of Miami was a compelling factor, Nickel’s commitment came after meticulous evaluation of offers from several esteemed college football programs. His impressive roster of options included powerhouse institutions like Cincinnati, Florida State, Michigan State, Nebraska, Ole Miss, Penn State, Pittsburgh, and Stanford, among others. This array of choices speaks volumes about Nickel’s potential and the caliber of quarterback he has become.

On the field, Luke Nickel’s impact was most evident during his sophomore season at Milton High School. He led his team to a 10-4 record and secured a place in the semifinals of Georgia’s AAAAAAA playoffs. Nickel completed 58.5% of his pass attempts while amassing a total of 2,507 passing yards and 24 passing touchdowns. Moreover, Nickel showcased his versatility outside of the pocket, contributing an additional 208 rushing yards and three rushing touchdowns.

As the first beacon of Miami’s 2025 recruiting class, all of the Miami fan’s eyes will be on this rising star from Alpharetta, Georgia, as he puts on his recruiting cap in his attempt to allure more blue-chip talent to his recruiting class before donning the orange and green.



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