Fourth-string QB Preston Dewey staying with Miami Hurricanes

After receiving permission from the University of Miami to speak to other schools, fourth-string quarterback Preston Dewey has decided to stay with the Hurricanes, his father said Wednesday.

UM had been prepared to grant him his release and several UM officials expected he would leave after he asked for permission to contact other schools about transferring. Dewey received that permission Monday, and Dewey’s associates spoke to several schools this week.

Dewey’s father, Mike, declined to explain why his son asked for that permission or why the conversations with other schools didn’t lead to a transfer.

“Preston loves the U, is making good grades and has no plans to transfer,” Mike Dewey said. “And yes, he would be willing to stay at Miami even in the event he is not a starter.”

Recruited by former coordinator Jedd Fisch, Dewey is unlikely to play at UM anytime soon, if at all. He’s fourth on the depth chart (behind Stephen Morris, Ryan Williams and Gray Crow) and could fall further when David Thompson moves over from baseball and top prospect Kevin Olsen joins the team this summer.

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