Miami Hurricanes DE Mitchell Agude named 4th best transfer edge rusher

Aug 28, 2021; Pasadena, California, USA; Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports
Aug 28, 2021; Pasadena, California, USA; Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports /

Miami Hurricanes defensive end Mitchell Agude has been named the fourth-best transfer edge rusher entering the 2022 season by On3.Com. Agude transferred to Miami from UCLA for the 2022 season. Miami also added defensive lineman Akheem Medisor as a transfer from West Virginia.

Agude will be joined by former UCLA teammate Caleb Johnson as a transfer to the Miami Hurricanes football program. Miami also added defensive tackle, Darrell Jackson, from Maryland and former USC DL Jacob Lichtenstein and Antonio Moultrie from UAB who all transferred to Miami during the offseason.

Agude is projected to start as one edge rusher for Miami. Mesidor provides Miami with versatility as an edge rusher and tackle. Miami returns Jahfari Harvey and Chantz Williams at DE. Agude, Harvey, Mesidor and Williams project to be the primary edge rushers for Miami during the 2022 season.

Agude brings experience to the Miami football program after playing extensively during his two seasons at UCLA. Prior to UCLA, Agude played two seasons at Riverside Community College. Agude has one season of eligibility remaining. Agude played outside linebacker at UCLA in their 3-4 defense.

"4. Mitchell Agude, MiamiThe particulars: Transfer from UCLAThe skinny: In 2020, UCLA transfer Jaelan Phillips led Miami with eight sacks and 15.5 tackles for loss. A performance like that this season from UCLA transfer Mitchell Agude would bring a big smile to coach Mario Cristobal’s face.Agude earned second-team All-Pac-12 honors last season, when he had 54 tackles, two sacks, 6.5 tackles for loss and four forced fumbles. He had nine tackles for loss and three forced fumbles in seven games in 2020, his first season as a Bruin after transferring in from a junior college.Cristobal and new defensive coordinator Kevin Steele retooled Miami’s defense this offseason: Seven transfers are expected to see a lot of playing time, and Agude may be the most important."

The seventh transfer alluded to by Mike Huguenin of On3 is cornerback Darryl Porter who transferred to Miami from West Virginia. It would be a lot to expect Agude to produce the numbers Phillips did. Phillips played in a different defense and was a much higher-ranked talent. Agude will be a key contributor to Miami in 2022.

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As many as five of the transfers could start for Miami on defense. Agude, Johnson, Mesidor and Porter are all projected to start for Miami. Jackson should battle to be a starter and Lichtenstein and Moultrie are likely to be key contributors. If Miami gets an all-conference season from Agude his transfer will have been successful.