Miami football fallen off for USC transfer WR Gary Bryant Jr.

Sep 10, 2022; Stanford, California, USA; Mandatory Credit: Stan Szeto-USA TODAY Sports
Sep 10, 2022; Stanford, California, USA; Mandatory Credit: Stan Szeto-USA TODAY Sports /

Greg Biggins of 247 Sports reported on Tuesday night, “Former USC WR Gary Bryant finished with visits, eyes May decision as three schools stand out.” Biggins quoted Bryant’s father that they have not heard from the Miami football program as much recently and that Gary Jr. hasn’t mentioned the Hurricanes much lately.

Biggins stated, “Miami looked like a strong contender at one point but has fallen off a bit” The Miami WRs have reportedly been impressive this spring, but expect the Hurricanes coaching staff to continue to look for a transfer WR to add to the 2023 roster. Miami is specifically looking for an outside WR

Miami will be the deepest at slot receiver in 2023. The Hurricanes need depth at outside WR. Xavier Restrepo will be the starting slot receiver backed up by rising sophomore Brashard Smith and true freshman Nathaniel Joseph. Jacolby George, Isaiah Horton and Colbie Young have impressed as outside WRs this spring.

Miami backing off of Bryant Jr. is surprising after the last update from Biggins said the Hurricanes were recruiting him the hardest. Miami has possibly pivoted quietly to another transfer or is waiting for the portal to reopen on Saturday. The spring transfer portal is open from April 15 through the 30.

"“We really haven’t heard from Miami as much recently…They were coming really hard for awhile but it’s been quiet and Gary hasn’t mentioned them much recently.”"

Bryant is the highest-ranked available WR in the transfer portal per 247 Sports. Former Alabama and Louisville WR and Miami Columbus alum Tyler Harrell is the highest-rated available transfer WR per On3. Harrell should still be an option for the Miami football program to add speed as an outside WR.

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Many if not most of the available transfer WRs are from Power Five programs. Miami hosted Division II All-American WR JaQuae Jackson over the weekend. More transfer WR should emerge that Miami will consider adding when the portal reopens on Saturday. Mario Cristobal is always open to adding talent to the roster.