Could Miami football target Oklahoma transfer WR Jadon Haselwood?

Nov 27, 2021; Stillwater, Oklahoma, USA; Mandatory Credit: Brett Rojo-USA TODAY Sports
Nov 27, 2021; Stillwater, Oklahoma, USA; Mandatory Credit: Brett Rojo-USA TODAY Sports /

Before signing with Oklahoma, the Miami football program made a strong push recruiting wide receiver Jadon Haselwood. Haselwood posted to Instagram on Monday that he is entering the transfer portal. Oklahoma had a handful of players enter the transfer portal and some de-commits since Lincoln Riley left for USC.

The departure of Riley changed a lot of Oklahoma. In addition to former starting quarterback Spencer Rattler and Haselwood, Oklahoma lost WR Theo Wease and tight end Austin Stogner to the transfer portal this week. Haselwood would provide Miami with an experience WR to an extremely young and talented unit.

This season was by far the best for Haselwood with 39 receptions for 399 yards and six TDs. Part of the reason Miami leading receiver Charleston Rambo left Oklahoma is that Haselwood and Marvin Mims were on the Sooners roster. Haselwood was favored to commit to the Miami football program during part of his recruitment.

Miami loses Mike Harley and probably Rambo at WR after this season. The Hurricanes return second-year freshmen Xavier Restrepo and Keyshawn Smith and the true freshmen three amigos Romello Brinson, Jacolby George and Brashard Smith. Miami doesn’t need WRs, adding a talent like Haselwood would be significant.

Haselwood was the number four prospect, the top-ranked WR and first in Georgia in the Class of 2019. Because of COVID, Haselwood would have two seasons of eligibility remaining. Miami could potentially lose their own players at WR into the transfer portal. The five WRs mentioned above are likely to be the 2022 rotation.

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Out of high school, Florida State, Georgia and Tennessee were the finalists with Oklahoma. There has been no indication which schools Haselwood is considering transferring to. Expect most of the elite programs to go after Haselwood with the immense talent he has plus the two years of eligibility remaining.