Miami football solidifies secondary with WVU transfer CB Darryl Porter Jr.

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 /

The Miami football program added depth in its secondary with the announcement that former West Virginia cornerback Darryl Porter Jr. is returning home to play for the Hurricanes. Porter made the announcement on Thursday night via Twitter. Porter Jr. will compete immediately to start opposite Tyrique Stevenson.

Porter Jr. signed with West Virginia in 2020 out of Plantation American Heritage. After playing most special teams for the Mountaineers as a true freshman in 2020, Porter Jr. had 46 tackles, one tackle for loss, one interception returned for 43 yards and five pass breakups. Porter Jr. picked Miami over Florida State, LSU and Oregon.

Porter Jr. will have three years of eligibility remaining. Miami has added six transfers during the 2022 offseason. The Hurricanes previously added defensive linemen Jacob Lichtenstein and Antonio Moultrie, offensive lineman Logan Sagapolu and running back Henry Parrish. Porter Jr. is primarily an outside CB per Inside the U.

Pro Football Focus via Gaby Urrutia of Inside the U credited Porter Jr with 716 snaps in 2021 with 660 playing outside CB. Urrutia also reported via PFF that Porter Jr. allowed 34 receptions for 416 yards and three touchdowns on 53 targets. Porter Jr. is the latest Miami transfer to return home after going out of state for college.

Ladson is a South Dade alum and Parrish prepped at Christopher Columbus H.S. Porter Jr. returning to the Miami football program reconnects him with new Hurricanes defensive backs coach Jahmile Addae who was instrumental in him signing with West Virginia. Porter Jr. is the fourth new CB Miami has added for 2022.

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The Hurricanes signed four-star CBs Chris Graves and Khamauri Rogers and three-star Jaden Harris in the Class of 2022. Miami returns all of its CBs from the 2021 roster. The Hurricanes have added roster depth at CB that should create good competition in spring practice which starts March 7 and in August training camp.