Jacurri Brown brings a new dimension to quarterback
When the Miami football team signed By Eriq King as a transfer in January 2020, he became the first true modern double-threat quarterback for the Hurricanes. Four stars Jacurri Brown could be the next double-threat QB for Miami with a lot more height than King at 6’4205 pounds. Brown was a passing and running star in high school.
At Lowndes High School in Valdosta, Georgia, Brown 54.0% of his passes for 5,552 yards, 51 touchdowns, 17 interceptions and rushed for 4,205 yards, had 18 games for 100 yards and 54 touchdowns. According to at the Miami Herald, Brown “Has Lowndes’ career records for passing yards, rushing yards and rushing touchdowns …”
Brown will be a project with Miami. With Tyler van dyke and Jake garcia ahead of him at QB, Brown will have time to develop. Brown is the 244th ranked player, 17th QB and 22nd in Georgia in 2022. Brown provides a different QB dimension than Van Dyke and Garcia. Miami QB Hall stabilized in the last three classes.
Brown is also the type of player who can be used in special packages at QB. Miami’s new head coach Mario Cristobal has yet to hire an offensive coordinator. The Hurricanes have mostly had a rhythmic, descending passing game in 2021. Brown’s addition gives the Miami offense more options going forward.
The Herald reported that Cristobal told Brown the Miami offensive would remain in the power split preferred by former offensive coordinator Rhett Lashlee. Brown has been compared to Tennessee and former Virginia Tech QB Hendon Hooker. Hooker is 6’4, 218 pounds. Brown would have to grow up to have a similar build to Hooker.
Miami’s offensive will revolve around QB. Garcia is more mobile than Van Dyke, but not as much as Brown. Brown has been hailed as a leader. Prior to adding King as a transfer and signing Van Dyke in 2020, Hall Miami QB lacked leadership. The Miami football program is building a special QB hall for the future.