Miami Hurricanes News: Final ’22 ranking, transfer visitors, canceled games

Nov 12, 2022; Atlanta, Georgia, USA; Mandatory Credit: Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports
Nov 12, 2022; Atlanta, Georgia, USA; Mandatory Credit: Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports /

The Miami Hurricanes finished 79th in the CBS Sports power rankings and only slightly better in the final analytics from the 2022 college football season. Oregon tight end Cam McCormick and USC wide receiver Gary Bryant are visiting the Miami football program this weekend. Miami has yet to add a transfer WR for 2023.

McCormick is entering his eighth season of college football. Injuries caused McCormick to miss all or part of the 2016 through 2018 seasons. McCormick was on the Oregon roster when Miami Hurricanes’ head coach Mario Cristobal was in the same position with the Ducks from the 2018 through 2021 seasons.

Bryant had a breakout season with USC in 2021 recording 44 receptions for 579 yards and seven touchdowns. Bryant redshirted in 2022 after playing in only three games. Cristobal stated on Early National Signing Day last month that defensive tackle and WR were the positions Miami was targeting through the transfer portal.

Outside WR is what Miami needs to target in the transfer portal. Miami returns Xavier Restrepo and Brashard Smith shared starts in the slot last season. Restrepo missed a significant part of the season with an injury. Bryant played both outside and in the slot at USC. At Miami Bryant would be mostly used as an outside WR.

Miami has added DTs Thomas Gore from Georgia State and Branson Deen from Purdue as transfers. A few high-profile transfer WRs initially considered Miami but ultimately signed elsewhere. Patience will be needed with transfers. Nine of the 12 2022 Miami transfers committed after the spring semester started.

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Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald reported on Thursday that BYU has canceled the series they scheduled with the Hurricanes in 2026 and ’28. BYU will begin play in the Big XII next season and does not have as many open dates as they did as an independent. Several BYU series have been canceled per Jackson.