Miami football lost only two blue-chip transfers during 2022 cycle

Jan 22, 2022; Coral Gables, Florida, USA; Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports
Jan 22, 2022; Coral Gables, Florida, USA; Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports /

Only two transfers who left the Miami football program since the beginning of the 2021 season were regraded as blue-chip players by 247 Sports. Defensive tackle Nesta Jade Silvera who transferred to Arizona State and running back Cody Brown who is now at Virginia were still graded four-star players by 247 Sports.

Defensive end Akheem Mesidor who transferred to Miami from West Virginia is the only four-star transfer the Hurricanes added during the 2022 offseason. Several of the other transfers Miami has added during the 2022 offseason have produced well enough to be rated as four-star players.

UCLA transfer Mitchell Agude and Mesidor are projected to star at DE. Miami is also expected to start cornerback Darryl Porter Jr. and linebacker Caleb Johnson from UCLA on defense. Miami added 11 transfers total during the 2022 offseason. The Hurricanes have four new transfers on offense and seven on defense for 2022.

Miami lost 16 transfers since the beginning of the 2021 season. Central Florida wide receiver visited Miami this week and will announce his next destination on Sunday. Offensive linemen Jonathan Denis and Logan Sagapolu are the only transfers Miami signed who are inexperienced.

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Blue-chip players transferring earlier in their careers have become more common in a study posted earlier this week by 247 Sports. The examination by 247 Sports was based on the ratings transfers had when they signed as freshmen. The majority of the departing Miami transfers were entering at least their third collegiate seasons.

Brown who signed with Miami in 2021 is the notable exception. Miami can become a destination for transfer. The Hurricanes have the advantage that South Florida is one of the biggest recruiting regions in the country. Several Miami transfers have returned home in recent years after beginning their college careers elsewhere.

Miami Southridge alum, CB Tyrique Stevenson transferred from Georgia in 2021. South Dade alum wide receiver Frank Ladson from Clemson and running back Henry Parrish who graduated from Christopher Columbus before attending Mississippi returned to South Florida during the 2022 offseason.

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Porter and DL Jacob Lichtenstein are also originally from South Florida. Mario Cristobal has quickly utilized transfers to upgrade the Miami football roster. The 11 Miami transfers are the 10th-ranked class in the 2022 portal. Alabama, South Carolina and Texas are the only programs ranked ahead of Miami with fewer transfers.