According to profootballreference.com, only eight quarterbacks under 6-0 have thrown a pass in the NFL since 1970. None of the 55 Class of 2014 quarterbacks listed by Rivals.com among the nation’s best (dual threat or pro-style) is shorter than 6-0.
Florida State redshirt freshman quarterback Jameis Winston, expected to replace former first-round NFL Draft pick EJ Manuel as the team’s starter, was the No. 1 dual-threat quarterback in the country in 2012, according to Rivals.com. The Seminoles also have a 2014 commitment lined up from four-star passer JJ Cosentino (6-4, 215) from Pittsburgh Central Catholic, the same school that produced Dan Marino and Marc Bulger.
“If they say I can do it at quarterback, I’m going to wait my turn,” Treon said. “If they say I can’t do it, I’m open to playing any position because I know I can do that too.”
As for his older brothers — die-hard Hurricanes — there is no animosity about Treon choosing FSU.
“They congratulated me,” Treon said. “Where we’re from, it’s hard to do things like this. I’m just going on to the next level to do better things for myself like they did. That’s what’s most important.”
• Harris Sr., who was furious with UM coaches in February when he said they pulled their scholarship offer to former offensive tackle Denver Kirkland, said the relationship between his program and the Hurricanes is solid and will “continue to get better, keep growing.”
“I had an opportunity to talk to the coaches at Miami last night [when Treon committed],” Harris Sr. said. “If Miami was a school that was recruiting Treon as a QB the world may not know what happened. But under the circumstances that’s not the case.
“We still got guys in the recruiting process with Miami as well. We’re still going to have Canes here at Booker T. Washington. The biggest thing is what fits the kid best.”