Former Hills QB Olsen Needs to Be Miami Starter, Report Says

Olsen is expected to battle for the Hurricanes' starting job next season.

Kevin Olsen on the football field for Wayne Hills during his senior year. / Patch file photo.
Kevin Olsen on the football field for Wayne Hills during his senior year. / Patch file photo.

Kevin Olsen needs to be the Miami Hurricanes’ starting quarterback next season.

That is the argument the Bleacher Report’s Chris Bello made in a recent article.

Olsen was a four-star recruit when he was at Wayne Hills under the eye of his father and coach Chris.

He is expected to compete with junior Ryan Williams next season for the starting job.

“On paper, Olsen has the pedigree to beat out Williams, while also providing a better long-term play for the Hurricanes,” Bello wrote.

Bello also argued Olsen should see some playing time next season regardless if he’s the starter or not. Olsen redshirted his freshman year.

Miami Coach Al Golden came out earlier this year and said Olsen has “got to get better.”

Olsen was the 12th-ranked pro-style quarterback in the nation in 2013.  He played I the 2012 Under Armor All-American Game and was named one of the top 11 high school quarterbacks in the country at the ESPN Elite 11 camp.

Olsen had a rough senior year playing for the Patriots. He injured his foot in the season opener and missed seven games. He also had some legal troubles. He was charged with leaving the scene of an accident after he smashed his vehicle and a tree, a police report stated. The report stated that Olsen’s face appeared to have blood on it and he “appeared to be under the influence of something.”

Olsen's older brother Greg, a tight end for the NFL's Carolina Panthers, also attended the University of Miami.



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