Brad Kaaya had been talking regularly with Miami offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach James Coley and finally the offer came through for the West Hills (Calif.) Chaminade quarterback.
Kaaya, one of the top quarterbacks at the Rivals Camp Series by Under Armour last weekend in Los Angeles, said the Hurricanes were the first to offer and he's already planning a trip to Miami for later this month.
It's definitely a big one to consider.
"I was talking to the offensive coordinator, coach James Coley, and he said he was watching me and that they wanted to offer and he wanted me to keep that in mind throughout the recruiting process that they were the first one," Kaaya said. "It's pretty exciting.
"The offense at Miami fits me perfectly. He likes me because I fit into that offense. He compared it to the Patriots' style of play where I can sit back there and complete passes. That's the kind of offense I would love to play in."
Kaaya, a 6-foot-4, 210-pound prospect who helped lead his team to a 12-win season as a junior, is expected to take an unofficial visit to Miami in late March.
He said many other programs including Utah, Arizona State, Oklahoma State and Stanford continue to show interest and with the offer from Miami, that could compel other schools to get in the mix as well.
Kaaya is pleased with the Miami offer, is really looking forward to his upcoming trip and now wants to see if other teams get involved.
"It's been the same schools I've been talking to," Kaaya said. "We'll see if this offer helps me out."