Miami football reshuffling continues with LB Avery Huff transfer

MIAMI, FLORIDA - OCTOBER 11: (Photo by Mark Brown/Getty Images)
MIAMI, FLORIDA - OCTOBER 11: (Photo by Mark Brown/Getty Images) /

Fourth-Year Redshirt Sophomore linebacker Avery Huff became the 18th Miami football player to enter the transfer portal when he announced his departure via social media on Monday night. In three seasons on the active roster, Huff finished with eight tackles, 0.5 tackle for loss and one pass defended.

Huff signed in the Miami class of 2019 as the 207th-ranked.  player, 12th outside LB and 30th prospect in Florida. In his true freshman season, Huff did not play and took a redshirt. Due to the 2020 covid season, Huff earned an extra season of eligibility. Entering his fifth college season, Huff has two years of eligibility remaining.

Huff played in seven games during the 2022 season but did not record a tackle. College football recruiting analysts projected the 6’3, 205-pound Huff as a potential second to third-round draft pick when he signed with Miami. Huff was never able to develop his skills to production on the field.

Miami has five LB committed to the 2023 class who are expected to sign this week. The Hurricanes could target the transfer portal to add more depth. Wesley Bissainthe, Corey Flagg, , Chase Smith and Keontra Smith are the returning  LBs to the Miami football roster who project to compete for snaps in 2023.

Flagg led Miami LBs and was third on the Hurricanes with 56 tackles in 2022 and tied for team lead with 10.5 tackles while recording 2.5 sacks. Bissainthe had a breakout season as a true freshman with 31 tackles. Raul Aguirre and Malik Bryant have a chance to compete for snaps as true freshmen in 2023.

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Bissainthe and Keontra Smith are the only LBs on the Miami roster who had higher ratings as signees than Huff. Lac of development has been the biggest issue on the Miami roster over any perceived lack of talent. Bryant and Aguirre will become the highest rated LBs on the 2023 Miami football roster.