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Canes latest commitment -- QB Malik Rosier -- is another quarterback who can swing the bat

Another day, another commitment.

On a day UM confirmed former quarterback David Thompson was giving up football to concentrate on baseball, the Hurricanes netted their 17th commitment in the Class of 2014 from another quarterback who can swing the bat, too.

Alabama Faith Academy's Malik Rosier, also a catcher who hit .400 on his high school baseball team, committed to Miami late Tuesday night, a decision the 6-2, 205-pound told the Press-Register he reached after sat down and talked it out with his mom.

Rated a three-star recruit according to 247Sports.com, Rosier had other offers that included Southern Mississippi, Northern Illinois, Western Kentucky, Arkansas State, Louisiana-Lafayette and Furman. He camped at Miami back on June 2nd according to published reports and will visit Coral Gables again this coming weekend.

Despite his football team finishing 3-7 in 2012, he completed 169 of 305 pass attempts for 2,238 yards and 20 touchdowns and also ran for 1,002 yards and 12 touchdowns on 153 carries.

Rosier was a running back on the junior varsity team as an eighth-grader according to the Press-Register. As a freshman, he started at free safety for the varsity before moving to quarterback in a Wing-T system as a sophomore.

His coach Rusty Mason told the Press-Register in March he's been pleasantly surprised with Rosier's quick adjustment from a Wing-T to the Tony Franklin-style offense the Rams ran last season.

"He played way above any expectations I could have had for him," Mason said. "He just continued to get better. From Week 1 to Week 10, it was like night and day. We knew what he was physically - he looks great. But you never know mentally how a kid is going to react.

"When you roll him out, he's as good as I've ever had and maybe as good as I've ever seen in terms getting his shoulders square and hitting a receiver on the run. We'll put more on him this year, more checks. A lot of our stuff is run-pass switches, and he'll have a chance to do more of that."

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Doesn't understand down and distance to well and to many 3 & outs. Doesn't throw passes well to the flats and when he does complete them to the flats, they're normally not good passes that allow the players to get yards after the catch.

We'll see if he's made improvements in those areas where jacory harris was strong at.

Posted by: Calvin

Stevie Morris is a hardball thrower with NO CONTROL. That's why Calvin's Cane opinion above has bloody MERIT. hUh

Wisconsin—Today, University of Wisconsin Director of Athletics Barry Alvarez announced the departure of defensive end David Gilbert.

“David will be greatly missed not only from an athletic standpoint, but as an upstanding citizen in the Badger community” said Barry Alvarez.

Alvarez also commented that he and the Badger training staff believed that Gilbert was on an excellent path regarding rehabilitation of a foot injury and would have been a starter on this upcoming years Badger defense, but understood David’s decision, along with wanting to be closer to family while completing his final month of rehabilitation.

good try......Gilbert can EASILY re injure that foot because of its sensitivity...if he ever completely heals which no one can predict.....the point is green pea you dont go after a bird with a severely broken wing....

he will NEVER be 100%...poor decision on goldens part as usual

What Hallow Gallow fails to understand is that...as Canes fans...were appreciative of ANY player that wants to come here....even if they ARE coming out of an injury. So....it's a 50-50 with him....we ALL get it. It goes back to the old saying....you miss 100% of the shots you don't take....this kid was a stud at Wisconsin....hopefully he will be a stud here.

Another day, another commitment... ANOTHER uNranked nobody. And this one has NEVER played Football...

uR Star average per player continues to plummet.

down to 2.60

Yet U still have no 5 stars.....

This was his first year playing QB, he started on varsity D as a freshman. Looks like a great athlete and shows intelligence switching to QB in one offseason and playing pretty well. Golden has a great track record of picking up kids that are not well known and having them turn into quality players. If these rating systems were reality, Notre Dame & USC would have won the last 25 natl championships. Good article on this new Cane (assuming he signs...): http://www.al.com/sports/index.ssf/2013/06/faith_academy_qb_malik_rosier_1.html

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