Miami football lost 12th most 2023 transfers

Sep 4, 2021; Atlanta, Georgia, USA; Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports
Sep 4, 2021; Atlanta, Georgia, USA; Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports /

The Miami football program is tied for 12th nationally with Cincinnati, Florida State, Mississippi State and Washington State after losing 23 transfers following the 2022 season. Miami losing 23 transfers is not surprising after finishing 5-7 in its first season under Mario Cristobal. Miami has added nine transfers to its 2023 roster.

The latest Miami players to officially enter the transfer portal in the April window were tight end Khalil Brantley and defensive linemen Thomas Davis and Jabari Ishmael. Edge rushers and TEs are arguably the deepest positions on the Miami roster. Adding players on the line of scrimmage is a priority for Cristobal

Oklahoma transfer cornerback Jaden Davis who committed to the Miami football program this week has been the only addition following the April portal window. Davis joins Davonte Brown from Central Florida and Terry Roberts from Iowa as transfer CBs added to the 2023 Miami roster.

Offensive linemen, guard Javion Cohen from Alabama and Central Florida center Matthew Lee are projected transfer starters for Miami on the offensive line. Washington State transfer Francisco Mauigoa is a near-lock to start for Miami at middle linebacker. Oregon transfer TE Cameron McCormick will complete to start.

Power 5 programs with the most transfers out in 2022-2023 per On3.

  • Colorado – 56
  • Ole Miss – 33
  • Texas A&M/Oregon – 31
  • Arizona State – 30
  • Arkansas – 29
  • Florida – 26
  • Louisville/Cal/Nebraska – 25
  • Arizona – 24
  • Miami/Florida State/Mississippi St/Cincinnati/Washington St – 23
  • Maryland/Missouri/Houston/Purdue – 22

In addition to the nine players transferring into Miami for the 2023 season, the Hurricanes also signed nine freshmen in the Class of 2023. Mauigoa’s brother, five-star offensive tackle Francis is projected to start on the offensive line. Defensive lineman Rueben Bain is expected to be a key contributor.

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The 2023 Miami recruiting class ranks seventh in the 247 Sports composite rankings. Miami is ranked 15th among transfer classes by 247 Sports. Miami has added quality over quantity transfers. Florida State which has the sixth-best transfer class is the only other program in the top 20 with as few as nine transfers.