Brad Kaaya has only played three games this season but has already thrown for more than 1,000 yards, a tremendous difference from last season where he did a lot of handing off to now-Nebraska freshman Terrell Newby.
Times have changed at West Hills (Calif.) Chaminade and it's especially exciting for Kaaya, who's been committed to Miami since mid-May.
"The season is going well right now," Kaaya said. "We're off to a good start.
"We're throwing a whole lot more. I'm already over 1,000 passing yards with nine touchdowns. We're throwing the ball around a whole lot.
"Considering that we have six or seven functional receivers, guys that can really get down the field, especially because we're no-huddle that really helps a lot."
Kaaya, who plans to take an official visit to Miami either during his bye week or after the season, said the offense has changed with Newby gone. For him, it means throwing the ball a lot more and that always excites a quarterback.
"A lot of times last year I'd just hand the ball off to Newby and he'd be gone on an 80-yard touchdown," Kaaya said. "That could happen with Donovan Lee but he is more of a slot and a running back so we go a lot of empty and passing formations this year."
Recruiting continues for Kaaya, who said the local programs are showing interest but it hasn't been a great deal recently. That means at this point he's not considering other programs and is still all set for the Hurricanes.
"USC and UCLA are still talking to me but for right now I have no other reason to go anywhere else," Kaaya said. "USC and UCLA are kind of slow-playing it anyway. I don't know if they're going to offer. I'm committed to Miami."