The Miami Hurricanes did a great job of originally getting his commitment, but one major factor that changed was the situation at quarterback. The Hurricanes did not expect Brad Kaaya to be the starting quarterback, but that is what happened and Kaaya played quite well for the Hurricanes.
Lawson originally thought that he would be able to come in and start competing for playing time fairly early on, but it now seems like Kaaya has the starting QB job locked down through 2016 or 2017 depending on how long he stays in Coral Gables.
The Hurricanes also do not have the most certainty as another rough season for Miami and Al Golden could end up gone despite all the NCAA scandals and sanctions that he has had to deal with. Coaching stability is definitely something that seems to be lacking in South Beach.
James Coley is a very good recruiter and did a fairly good job of holding onto Lawson for as long as he did. One thing that also probably hurt Miami’s chance is the terrible stadium atmosphere at Sun Life Stadium especially compared to Lane Stadium or Vaught-Hemmingway Stadium.
The success of Brad Kaaya helped them get Lawrence Cager, but it has cost them Dwayne Lawson which might not be the worst thing for Miami since they have Kaaya for a few more years. However, someone else will be happy to get Lawson.
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