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Miami Hurricanes still searching for Brad Kaaya's replacement

Jefferson High product Cade Weldon is still in the mix to start for the Miami Hurricanes this fall.

Jefferson High product Cade Weldon is still in the mix to start for the Miami Hurricanes this fall.

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Miami is still searching for its replacement for the school's all-time leading passer, and it doesn't sound like the Hurricanes will make a decision on who will replace Brad Kaaya anytime soon.

"I want to find the guy," coach Mark Richt said Friday during the ACC Kickoff. "I'm not ready to do that yet."

Richt pointed to four players in the mix (Jesuit High alum Vincent Testaverde wasn't among them). Veterans Malik Rosier and Evan Shirreffs have had a year and a half to impress Richt, and he said he's comfortable with both of them.

The two wildcards are freshmen Cade Weldon and N'Kosi Perry. Weldon, a Jefferson High product, enrolled early, but Perry remains a relatively unknown commodity heading into fall camp.

"They can throw well," Richt said of the two freshmen. "They're smart. They're tough - at least they were in high school. We'll find out what they can do when we start practicing."

Richt said he hopes to identify this season's starter shortly after his team's second fall scrimmage.

[Last modified: Friday, July 14, 2017 2:28pm]

    

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