Miami football adds elite Oklahoma transfer WR Charleston Rambo

Dec 28, 2019; Atlanta, Georgia, USA; Mandatory Credit: Jason Getz-USA TODAY Sports
Dec 28, 2019; Atlanta, Georgia, USA; Mandatory Credit: Jason Getz-USA TODAY Sports /

The Miami football program continues to own the transfer portal with the addition of wide receiver Charleston Rambo from Oklahoma.

The Miami football program added an elite wide receiver to team with returnee Mike Harley when Charleston Rambo announced he will join the Hurricanes from Oklahoma. Rambo gives Miami a much needed second big-play WR. Harley was elite in the second half of the 2020 season but often carried the Miami WR corps.

In three seasons with Oklahoma, Rambo had 76 receptions for 1,180 yards and nine touchdowns and had four carries for 37 yards. Rambo was a four-star signee with Oklahoma in 2017. Signing out of Cedar Hill, Texas, Rambo was the 169th ranked player, 27th ranked WR and 28th ranked player in Texas.

Rambo showed the ability to be a big-play WR in 2019 when he had 43 receptions for 743 yards, averaging 17.3 yards per reception with five TDs in 14 games as the Sooners advanced to the College Football Playoff. Rambo had 25 receptions for 312 yards for an average of 12.5 YPC with three TDs in 2020 in 10 games.

Harley chose to return to the Miami football program to take advantage of the extra year of eligibility granted by the NCAA to all four fall sports athletes. Juniors Mark Pope and Dee Wiggins are among the other returnees for Miami at WR. Harley was the only consistent WR for Miami throughout the 2020 season.

Harley was elite with 40 receptions for 625 yards and six of his seven TD receptions in the last six games of the season for Miami. Rambo began the 2019 season with over 100 receiving yards in three of the first four games. Rambo had 105 yards against Houston, 116 against UCLA and 122 against Texas Tech.

Rambo had three receptions and a TD against the Cougars, five and two TDs against the Bruins and two receptions against the Red Raiders.

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played quarterback against Oklahoma in that game for Houston and was 14-27 for 167 yards and two TDs and ran 15 times for 103 yards and two TDs.

Oklahoma defeated Houston 49-31 in the 2019 season opener. Miami should have its best pair of WRs since Stacy Coley and Ahmmon Richards in 2016. Coley had 63 receptions for 754 yards and nine TDs as a senior in 2016. Richards had 49 receptions and set the Miami freshman record with 934 receiving yards in 2016.

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Richards added three TDs in 2016 before he had to retire with a spinal injury in 2018. Harley and Rambo have a chance to post similar numbers to Coley and Richards in the Rhett Lashlee offense in 2021. Miami did not have enough consistency at WR in 2020 other than Harley over the second half of the season.