Miami Hurricanes backup N’Kosi Perry transfer leaves inexperience QB depth

DURHAM, NC - NOVEMBER 30 (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)
DURHAM, NC - NOVEMBER 30 (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images) /

The decision by redshirt junior N’Kosi Perry to enter the transfer portal will leave the Miami Hurricanes inexperienced at quarterback behind D’Eriq King in 2021.

Redshirt junior quarterback N’Kosi Perry is entering the transfer portal as first reported by Inside the U on Thursday. The departure by Perry leaves the Miami Hurricanes football program woefully inexperienced at QB behind starter D’Eriq King who will enter the 2021 season following a torn ACL.

With the expected entrance by Perry into the transfer portal, Miami is left with redshirt freshman Peyton Matocha, freshman Tyler VanDyke and 2021 signee Jake Garcia as the other QBs on the Miami Hurricanes roster for next season. None of the QBs returning to Miami for the 2021 season have completed a pass in college.

Van Dyke did not complete either of his pass attempts during his true freshman season in 2020. Matocha carried the ball twice for five yards in 2020. If King is not ready to start the 2021 season, Miami will be facing the preeminent college football program without an experienced QB. Spring practice will be critical for Miami.

There has been no determination if spring practice will take place in 2021 with the COVID restrictions currently in place. Perry was a reliable backup for King in 2020 and a part-time starter for Miami in 2018 and 2019. In three seasons, Perry threw for 2,701 yards, 24 touchdowns and 10 interceptions in 24 career games.

Perry started nine games in his three-year Miami career. After redshirting as a true freshman in 2017, Perry played in 11 games with six starts as a redshirt freshman in 2018, eight games with four starts in 2019 and five games as a redshirt junior in 2020. Perry split time with three QBs over those three seasons.

Malik Rosier entered the 2018 season as the starter after a 10-3 Miami Hurricanes 2017 season. Jarren Williams beat out Perry and former Miami QB Tate Martell in 2019. Perry and Williams were alternated frequently throughout the season. Perry never truly got a chance to cease the position of the starting Miami QB.

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Perry could have chosen to transfer after the 2019 season when King announced in January of 2020 his decision to join the Miami football program from Houston. Perry was a valuable during this past season and a leader. The future for Miami after King will be either Garcia or Van Dyke as the starter beginning in 2022.