Will Brad Kaaya stay or will he go?

It’s a question many Miami Hurricanes fans will be asking themselves throughout the college football season as Mark Richt’s 3-0 Canes travel to Georgia Tech this weekend for a somewhat tougher challenge against an ACC foe.

In his third year at quarterback for Miami, Kaaya will have the option to declare for the NFL Draft after the season, and many pundits think he has a good chance of going in the Top 5, and even No. 1 overall.

But Kaaya is not your typical college superstar and could very well return to the U to help continue to rebuild the program and improve his stock, per the Sun Sentinel’s Omar Kelly.

While I think Kaaya could return, I don’t think the reason would be to improve his draft stock. He has the natural tools, size, and brain that has to have many NFL scouts salivating. That won’t change.

So long as his production doesn’t shockingly tank in the coming months, it’d be surprising if he wasn’t deemed at least a first-rounder considering the crop of other quarterbacks who are draft-eligible.

However, in that scenario I still wouldn’t put it past him returning for the sake of the program, to finish what he started in Coral Gables, so long as the Canes don’t win a National Championship this year, of course.

And if Brad Kaaya decides to leave, nobody has a right to blame a kid for chasing his NFL dreams. For selfish fan reasons, I hope he stays.