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Miami QB recruit Jack Allison talks Mark Richt, playing for Hurricanes

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January

Miami QB recruit Jack Allison had an impressive performance during Saturday's Under Armour All-America Game. The four-star prospect from Palmetto threw for a game-high 83 yards in his team's 27-0 win.

I caught up with Allison a few days before the game and chatted with him about new Hurricanes coach Mark Richt, playing early and more:

Q: What's been your reaction as a recruit watching the coaching search unfold and then ending up with Coach Mark Richt?

A: It's exciting to see Coach Richt bring his new staff in. I think he's really going to change the program for the better. I think that we're going to be competing for more championships in the years to come.

Q: How much interaction had you had with him before he came to Miami? Did he recruit you at all at Georgia?

A: Not a lot. The first time I met him was his home visit with me the week he got hired, but I like him a lot.

Q: What was the visit like?

A: It was cool. We didn't really talk about football. We kind of just talked about who he is, and we got to know each other. It was cool. I like him a lot.

Q: I'm sure you did your homework. He has a knack for developing quarterbacks.

A: Yeah. He's definitely had a really good history with quarterbacks in his system. It's a good thing for me to have him there.

Q: What do you think it's going to be like being a quarterback at Miami? That's a premier position at a premier school that's known for quarterbacks.

A: It's going to be an honor just to be a part of the U, be a part of QB U. I'm excited about it.

Q: How important is it for you to play early?

A: I think I'll probably redshirt my first year and then have four years to compete and start. I'm just going to get there and develop and become a better quarterback.

[Last modified: Monday, January 4, 2016 10:41am]

    

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