Tyrique Stevenson is highest ranked Miami Hurricanes transfer DB

Nov 16, 2019; Auburn, AL, USA;. Mandatory Credit: John Reed-USA TODAY Sports
Nov 16, 2019; Auburn, AL, USA;. Mandatory Credit: John Reed-USA TODAY Sports /
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The Miami Hurricanes have frequently added defensive backs through the transfer portal in the Manny Diaz era.

Tyrique Stevenson who announced on Saturday that he is transferring to Miami from Georgia is the highest-ranked DB the Hurricanes have added since Diaz took over as defensive coordinator in 2016.

Miami has utilized transfers over the last six years as well as any college football program nationally.

The addition of Stevenson might be the most prominent signing the Miami Hurricanes have had through the transfer portal. Stevenson is the second-highest transfer Miami has signed over the last six offseasons.

Defensive end Jaelan Phillips who signed with the Miami Hurricanes in January 2019 was the highest-ranked high school signee nationally in the Class of 2017 with UCLA. Phillips graded out at .9989 from 247Sports coming out of Redlands, California. Stevenson received a score of 0.9831 out of Miami Southridge in 2019.

Stevenson signed with Georgia about a month before Phillips announced his transfer to Miami. The Miami Hurricanes have often upgraded their secondary since Diaz was hired to be the defensive coordinator for the 2016 season. Miami first added Adrian Colbert from Texas for the 2016 season.

Colbert played for Diaz for part of the 2013 season after signing with Texas earlier that year. Diaz was fired early in the 2013 season following a 40-21 Texas loss to BYU.

Colbert graded out at .9347 was the 165th overall, 11th ranked safety and 22nd ranked player in Texas in the Class of 2013 out of Mineral Wells.