Miami football has quick spring game transfer portal turnaround

CLEMSON, SOUTH CAROLINA - NOVEMBER 19: (Photo by Eakin Howard/Getty Images)
CLEMSON, SOUTH CAROLINA - NOVEMBER 19: (Photo by Eakin Howard/Getty Images) /

The Miami football staff faces the task of the transfer portal window opening on Saturday just a few hours after the Hurricanes complete their spring game on Friday night. Expect Mario Cristobal and the Miami staff to be aggressively looking to add transfers at a few positions during the spring.

Transfers have from April 15 through 30 to put their names into the spring transfer portal window. That deadline is only to enter, players can decide where they are transferring to after those dates. Miami could potentially lose transfers during the April window. There has been no indication any Miami players will transfer.

Miami lost 20 transfers to the 2023 portal and added eight players to its roster. The Hurricanes will likely be targeting a run-stuffing defense tackle and outside wide receiver as the primary positions of need in the spring transfer portal. Cornerback, running back and safety depth are other potential positions of need.

Miami added transfer DTs Branson Deen and Thomas Gore for 2023. Deen and Gore are slightly undersized at DT and excel more as edge rushers than stopping the run. The loss of 6’6, 330-pound Darrell Jackson who transferred to Florida State was big figuratively and literally for the Miami football program in 2023.

Miami is still recruiting transfers who entered the portal during the early window and there have been reports the Hurricanes could target some players who have announced via social media they will enter the spring portal. The Miami coaching staff will have nearly no time to evaluate the spring game.

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The majority of the 2023 Miami transfers are expected to start. That group is led by center Matt Lee and guard Javion Cohen. Other than DT any other transfers Miami adds for 2023 are more likely to add depth. It should be a busy few weeks for the Miami football staff. Expect Miami to add at least a few transfers.