Miami football 2 transfer portal WR targets with 1 upcoming visit

Dec 29, 2022; Bronx, NY, USA; Mandatory Credit: Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports
Dec 29, 2022; Bronx, NY, USA; Mandatory Credit: Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports /

The Miami football program will receive a visit from USC transfer wide receiver Gary Bryant per Greg Biggins of 247 Sports. Syracuse transfer WR Damien Alford is another potential prospect for Miami. The Miami football program has missed out on several transfer WRs in the month-plus since the portal opened.

Bryant’s father told Biggins that his son will visit Miami on Friday and Texas A&M on Sunday for his first two visits. Bryant Sr. told Biggins that they want to take all five visits. Coaches and players from coast to coast are reaching out to ascertain interest. Bryant wants an opportunity to make an immediate impact at WR and be NFL-ready.

Biggins observed that Bryant has the potential to be an immediate impact as a slot receiver. Miami is deep in the slot with 2022 starters Xavier Restrepo and Brashard Smith returning in 2023. The high school scouting report by Biggins stated that Bryant can play in the slot or outside WR. Bryant is 5’11, 180 pounds per USC.

Bryant was an impact player for USC in 2021 with 44 receptions for 579 yards and seven touchdowns. In 2022 Bryant played in only three games with two receptions for 15 yards. With the 2020 covid season and a redshirt in 2022, Bryant should have three years of eligibility remaining.

Alford announced his entry into the transfer portal earlier this week. At 6’6 211 pounds, Alford is exactly what Miami needs in an outside WR. Alford has improved each season with the Orange finishing with 34 receptions for 681 yards and four TDs. Alford had his best season in 2022 with 20 receptions for 429 yards and two TDs.

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If he signs with Miami Alford would be returning home after playing at Hollywood McArthur High School. Miami offered Alford out of high school and he took an unofficial visit to Coral Gables in March 2019. Florida, Florida State, Kentucky and Virginia were other programs that offered Alford out of high school.