Miami football two transfers in top 25, four in top 120

Oct 10, 2020; Dallas, Texas, USA; Mandatory Credit: Andrew Dieb-USA TODAY Sports
Oct 10, 2020; Dallas, Texas, USA; Mandatory Credit: Andrew Dieb-USA TODAY Sports /

The Miami football program had cornerback Tyrique Stevenson ranked 10th, wide receiver Charleston Rambo 25th, defensive end DeAndre Johnson 104th and offensive lineman Justice Olawaseun 119th in the final transfer rankings by 247 Sports updated on Wednesday. Miami has frequently added transfers in recent years.

Stevenson, Rambo and Johnson are all projected as impact players for the Miami Hurricanes in 2021. Olawaseun has two years of eligibility remaining. The former UNLV Rebel will provide depth to the Miami offensive line and compete to be a starter in 2022. Miami could potentially lose their entire OL after the 2021 season.

Stevenson should be the top CB for Miami in 2021. In two seasons with Georgia, Stevenson had 47 tackles, two tackles for loss, one sack and 10 pass breakups. Stevenson joins an already experienced Miami secondary that needs to continue to improve in 2021. Stevenson was primarily a slot CB at Georiga.

With the Miami football team, Stevenson is projected to play outside. The move from the slot to an outside CB and the opportunity to return home for the former Southridge star was what led to Stevenson transferring to Miami. With a strong season for Miami in 2021, Stevenson will likely leave for the NFL.

"10. Tyrique Stevenson DB, Miami (from Georgia): Versatile defensive back returning back home to Miami. Should be a huge piece to the defensive backfield for the Hurricanes."

Miami has utilized the transfer portal extensively in the last few years. Rambo will provide Miami with a consistent deep threat in the passing game they did not have last season. After a challenging 2020 season, Rambo has a chance to be the alpha WR for Miami in 2021. Rambo should stretch opposing defenses.

"25. Charleston Rambo, WR, Miami (from Oklahoma): Good 2019 season, followed by an injury- and covid-hampered 2020 where he was passed on the depth chart by freshman sensation Marvin Mims. Will be one of D’Eriq King’s favorites."

Johnson joins the Miami football program in 2021 projected to start at defensive end opposite Zach McCloud. Miami lost Jaelan Phillips and Quincy Roche as their starting edge rushers in 2020. Every other starter returns for Miami on defense in 2021. Johnson could have as big of an impact defensively for Miami in 2021.

Johnson had 58 tackles, 15.5 TFLs, 10 sacks, one pass breakup and five forced fumbles in four seasons with Tennessee before returning home to Miami. Johnson, like Stevenson, is a Southridge alum. At Tennessee, Johnson was an edge-rushing linebacker in the Volunteers 3-4 defense.

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Olawaseun is a versatile OL who played every position upfront for UNLV except right guard. With the uncertainty on the OL beyond the 2021 season, Miami could enter the transfer portal again following the 2021 season to add depth and experience upfront. Miami has shown consistency add transfers each year in recent seasons.