Romello Brinson is the second wide receiver from the Miami football program to enter the transfer portal when he announced on Tuesday. Key’Shawn Smith previously announced his intention to transfer. Brinson had 14 receptions for 189 yards and one TD and two carries for a loss of 11 yards in two seasons.
Brinson had seven receptions for 90 yards and one TD as a true freshman in 2021 and seven for 99 this season. The best game for Brinson came in his Miami debut in 2021 with three receptions for 33 yards versus Michigan State. Brinson made one start and played 194 snaps for Miami in 2022 per Manny Navarro of The Athletic.
Brinson was a highly touted signee with Miami in 2021 as the 146th-ranked player, 25th WR and 22nd in Florida. In the 2021 Miami class Brinson was the fourth highest-rated Miami player behind five-star signees Leonard Taylor and James Williams and four-star quarterback Jake Garcia. Miami signed the 11th-ranked 2021 class.
The entry by Brinson into the transfer portal is the third of the day for Miami following running back Jaylan Knighton and defensive tackle Jordan Miller. Expect WR to become the latest position for Miami after the defensive line and running back for the Miami football staff to target in adding transfers to the 2023 roster.
Despite Brinson being the highest-ranked WR in the 2021 Miami class, classmates Jacolby George and Brashard Smith earned far more playing time than he did in the last two years. Miami has now lost 14 players to the 2023 transfer portal. More are expected with some projections having that number reaching 30.
With the 2023 class and transfers, Miami will likely have between 35 and 40 new players on its 2023 roster. Brinson was a big local signee for the Hurricanes out of longtime de facto feeder program Miami Northwestern. Safety Kamren Kinchens and tight end Khalil Brantley signed with Brinson out of Northwestern in 2021.