Six players Miami football should target in transfer portal

Sep 4, 2021; Atlanta, Georgia, USA; Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports
Sep 4, 2021; Atlanta, Georgia, USA; Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports /
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No. 11 Kayden Lyles, OG, from Wisconsin (87)

Kayden Lyles was the 207th ranked player and 14th ranked guard when he signed with Wisconsin in 2017. According to his official Wisconsin profile “Career: Has played in 29 games with 15 starts (4 at center, 4 at left guard, 7 at defensive end) … recorded 7 total tackles, including 4 solo stops, and 1 fumble recovery. 

Lyles would provide Miami with good depth and experience on the OL with a chance to challenge to be a starter. In 2018, Lyles has six tackles and a fumble recovery playing defensive end. Lykes was on the Wisconsin roster when the Badgers played Miami in the 2017 Orange Bowl and 2018 Pinstripe Bowl.

No. 14 Geoff Cantin-Arku, LB, from Syracuse (87)

Linebacker is the most glaring need of an upgrade on the Miami football team. Signees in recent years have not seen the field and the Hurricanes had to switch players from other positions in an attempt to improve the play at LB. Former Syracuse LB Geoff Cantin-Arku has 105 tackles, 11.0 tackles for loss and five sacks the last two years.

No. 15 Landon Morris, TE, from Syracuse (86)

Could the Miami football program add two players from Syracuse? Former Orange tight end Landon Morris has already visted Miami during the offeseason. Tight end is not a position of need for Miami in 2022 with the return of everyone on roster including starter Will Mallory and primary backup Elijah Arroyo.

At 6’6, 210 pounds, Morris would provide the Miami offense with a big target in the middle of the field. Morris is thought of as a receiving TE. He would have to compete for playing time with Mallory, Arroyo and 2021 signee Khalil Brantley. Miami seems likely to use its full allotment of transfers in the 2021 cycle.

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With only eight players commited for 2022, the transfer portal is going to be critical for the Miami football program. No matter who the head coach is for next season, the Hurricanes need to add depth and talent to the roster. Michigan State added 15 transfers during the 2021 offseason and significantly impoved their roster.