Varsity Preps

Miramar (FL) Grooming Another Quarterback

2014 QB Nick Jeanty (6’2, 190, 4.7) has big shoes to fill, returning as the starting quarterback for Miramar. He follows in the footsteps of fellow Patriots‘ quarterbacks Geno Smith–who was selected in the second round of the NFL Draft last spring–and Ryan Williams, who holds a pair of state records, led Miramar to a state championship and is now a quarterback at the University of Miami.

The Patriots are loaded with FBS talent, and Jeanty is stepping up and building his own legacy right in line with his predecessors. He’ll lead the hunt for Miramar’s second state title and will play big time college football.

Ohio, UCF, Western Kentucky, Eastern Michigan, and Florida A&M have offered me so far.”

He talked about a few of the programs that have already offered.

Eastern Michigan tells me they really like me, want me to visit to see how I like it.

Western Kentucky stays in touch with me, still sends a lot of mail, and they do a good job of making me feel wanted.

Central Florida tells me I’m high on their board and they send lots of mail.”

Jeanty told Varsity Preps that the Ohio Bobcats are pursuing him the hardest.

“The staff tells me I can play early there, that I fit their style of quarterback play, and they’ll mold the offense around me.”

He’s also hearing a great deal from a pair of BCS schools.

Wisconsin is showing me a lot of interest. The QB coach came down to see the team during spring practice. He told me I passed the eye test, I have the height and weight they want. I’m definitely planning to visit Wisconsin in the near future,” he said. “Louisville is also interested, they’re sending me lots of mail and would like me to attend camp.”

Last Thursday, Jeanty was a standout at the South Florida satellite camp held at Miramar Park. He spoke about his experience and shared what the USF staff told him during camp.

“The camp was great. The staff knew who I was coming into the camp and they treated me great,” he said. “I worked with the elite group of quarterbacks and I think my workout caught their attention. They told me that they’ll be sending a couple of coaches to scout me during the season.”

Jeanty said no leaders have emerged just yet. “No favorites, I’m completely open.”

He talked about what he’s seeking in a college program.

“I’m looking for a home away from home because I’ll be there for four years and I want to play for a solid coaching staff that treats their players well.”

The senior signal-caller feels his strengths fit multiple offensive schemes.

“I have a strong arm, am able to read defenses, and I have enough speed and athleticism to take off and run to get a first down,” he said. “The scheme doesn’t matter. I can play in both a pro-style or spread offense. I could also run a read option offense effectively, too.”

Jeanty will continue to hit the college camp circuit the rest of the summer.

“Our team is scheduled for Georgia, Georgia Tech, and all the Florida programs. I’ll be attending the FIU camp Thursday, Al Golden’s camp next weekend, and FAU is coming up.”

Miramar’s talented quarterback isn’t going to wait long to make his college decision public.

“I want to have the process over by the end of the summer or first part of our season.”

— Michael Bradley



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