QB content with decision
Brad Kaaya is happy.
The West Hills (Calif.) Chaminade four-star quarterback who really blossomed this spring is content with his Miami commitment and even though USC, UCLA and others have reached out, Kaaya said he's not interested.
"I'm still getting letters, USC is sending me letters, but it's pretty much done for me," Kaaya said. "I'm all committed.
"I'm pretty much sold on Miami. I don't want to risk anything with them by going to a camp or visiting another school. I already made it clear I wanted to get all my visits out of the way before I committed and I'm just going to stick to my word."
The 6-foot-4, 213-pound prospect has looked exceptional at numerous 7on7 tournaments this off-season and he was one of the top quarterbacks at the Rivals Camp Series in Los Angeles, helping him move up the rankings.
Kaaya, rated as the No. 12 pro-style quarterback and the No. 200 prospect overall by Rivals.com, committed shortly after an unofficial visit to Miami in May. Other programs have since reached out, including the local Pac-12 teams, but Kaaya doesn't want to consider others.
"It's like a huge weight off my shoulders," Kaaya said. "It's really nice."
There was some chatter that Kaaya could camp at UCLA this week but that seems unlikely. Even if he does show up in Westwood, the West Hills Chaminade standout said he's firmly committed to the Hurricanes.
The early interest, the Miami coaching staff and his feel for the program all played a factor in his decision.
"Miami came after me early," Kaaya said. "They've always been with me throughout this process even when I wasn't ranked really high or had any special accolades.
"Miami loved my film. I developed a good relationship with the offensive coordinator, James Coley, and coach (Al) Golden. The whole staff I really fit in well with and it's a place I could see myself fitting in athletically and off the field."