LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. - Brad Kaaya flew all the way from Los Angeles to Orlando to watch Miami's bowl game in person and then he'll return to South Florida next month for his official visit.
The West Hills (Calif.) Chaminade four-star quarterback is doing everything possible to show his commitment to the Hurricanes is strong.
"Right now I just want to visit Miami again," Kaaya said while watching practice at the Under Armour All-America Game. "I don't really have anything else planned. I've been talking to coach (James) Coley a lot."
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Kaaya's relationship with Miami's offensive coordinator/quarterbacks coach is a key to his recruitment and a big reason why the Hurricanes have locked up the four-star.
And after watching Miami struggle in a bad loss to Louisville on Saturday night, Kaaya said he definitely sees a chance to make a difference with the Hurricanes.
"I definitely feel like there is opportunity for me at Miami," Kaaya said.
There have been rumors recently that the West Hills Chaminade quarterback could flip to UCLA but he basically shot down that talk during Sunday's interview.
Kaaya said while he appreciates the job UCLA has done to recruit him he plans to stick with his Miami commitment.
"(With UCLA it's) pretty much the same general message that they need me and they don't have a lot of depth right now," Kaaya said. "They had a quarterback transfer and there's one quarterback ahead of me and then (Jerry) Neuheisel so it's pretty much the same situation (as Miami)."
Boise State also recently offered and he likes the coaching staff there but it's pretty late in the recruiting calendar. USC has offered but just accepted a commitment from quarterback Jalen Greene so that is no longer an option.