The Miami football team gained experience and length on Monday night with the decision by cornerback Davonte Brown to join the Hurricanes from Central Florida. Brown started 31 games for UCF in the last three seasons and provides Miami with excellent length on the outside at 6’2 185 pounds..
Brown has 86 tackles, 5.5 tackles for loss, one sack, three interceptions, 17 passes defended and one forced fumble in his collegiate career. With the loss of starting CBs D.J. Ivey and Tyrique Stevenson from the 2022 Miami football roster, Brown projects to compete strongly for one of those spots in 2023.
Brown had 30 tackles, 2.5 TFLs, two interceptions, four pass breakups and the forced fumble in 2022. In 2021, Brown set career highs with 33 tackles and 12 passes defended. Brown was the 1736th-ranked player, 151st CB and 241st prospect in Florida when he signed with UCF in the class of 2020.
Brown will join Miami’s returning CBs rising fifth-year senior Te’Cory Couch and fourth-year junior Darryl Porter who transferred from West Virginia during the last offseason as the projected 2023 starters. Couch is a multi-year starter and Porter contributed 11 tackles and one pass breakup in his first year with Miami.
The addition of Brown is the prelude as the Miami football program continues to recruit his brother, 2023 four-star CB Damari. Alabama is the biggest competitor to Miami to sign Damari Brown. Damari is the 185th-ranked player, 22nd CB and 42nd player in Florida in the class of 2023.
Davonte Brown is the second transfer Miami has received a commitment from after offensive lineman Javion Cohen committed to the Hurricanes from Alabama on Sunday. Cohen had 25 starts in 27 games in three seasons at Alabama. Damari Brown will announce his commitment at 5 PM ET on Wednesday.
Brown and Cohen give Miami the 23rd-ranked 2023 transfer class. Iowa which is ranked 15th is the only program ranked ahead of Miami with only two transfers. Mario Cristobal and the Miami football staff will continue to be busy recruiting transfers. The Hurricanes are expected to add as many as 10 transfers for 2023.