With one of the worst offensive lines in college football in 2019, the Miami football program can and probably should go to the transfer portal to remake all or a significant portion of the offensive line for 2020.
The Miami football program currently has 76 players on scholarship including the high school players that signed National Letters of Intent in December. That leaves nine scholarships open as the Hurricanes approach National Signing Day in February. Miami is expected to add one or two offensive linemen. Could they sign more?
Any offensive linemen that the Miami football program adds before August are expected to come through the transfer portal. There are currently 67 offensive linemen in the transfer portal. One of those players is former Hurricanes offensive lineman George Brown who left Miami before the 2019 season started.
Miami likely was waiting to hire Garin Justice as the new offensive line coach who they announced on Saturday to replace Butch Barry. Now the Hurricanes can go forward in the transfer portal pursuing offensive lineman. There have been several offensive linemen that Miami has contacted according to multiple reports.
Andrew Ivins of Inside the U reported that Miami has spoken with offensive linemen T.J. Storment of Colorado State and Henry Hattis of Stanford. Per Ivins, Storment entered his name into the transfer portal because “didn’t align with the ‘current vision'” of what former Boston College coach Steve Adazzio has for the Rams.
Storment started 12 games for Colorado State this season. Miami has an in with Hattis. As Canes Warning reported last week Hattis’ father Bill played baseball at Miami in the 1970s under two-time national championship coach Ron Fraser. The 6’6 297 pound Hattis started the first six games at right guard for the Cardinal in 2019.