In what came as a surprise, CaneInsider confirmed earlier this morning that redshirt freshman RB Danny Dillard is no longer a part of the UM football team. Dillard becomes the second football player to leave this week, joining DE/TE Dyron Dye who was dismissed from the team on Monday.
— Brandon Odoi (@Brandon_Odoi) August 20, 2013
According to Brandon Odoi, Dillard had been battling for the No. 2 running back position, however, his play this fall was merely ‘okay.’
Dillard was not present during the final day of Fall Camp on [sic] yesterday and all players were said to be participating without injuries.”
The University of Miami did not provide any specifics as to why Dillard is no longer with the team.
Dillard (Bradenton, Fla.) did not see any action during the 2012 season and redshirted to retain eligibility. He was a consensus 3-star prospect coming out of high school and ranked as the No. 185 prospect in the state of Florida and the No. 80 running back in the nation (247Composite).
Dillard was battling current UM running backs Dallas Crawford, Eduardo Clements and Walter Tucker for a spot in this year’s rotation.