Miami Hurricanes News: FB transfer updates, Bats home, Nwoko rising

Sep 8, 2018; Miami Gardens, FL, USA; Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports
Sep 8, 2018; Miami Gardens, FL, USA; Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports /

The Miami Hurricanes continue to explore the transfer portal with junior college wide receiver Christian Kirk visiting Coral Gables this weekend. The Miami baseball team returns home for the first time since April 25 when they host Presbyterian this weekend. Miami basketball signee Michael Nwoko rose in the recruiting rankings.

Matt Shodell of CaneSport profiled the remarkable story of Kirk. Kirk was a security guard at a Nissan assembly plant in Smyrna, Tennessee. Kirk didn’t break out until showing elite speed and the ability to stretch a defense at Reedley College in California. Miami has several visits this weekend.

According to Shodell “ DL Tywone Malone (Mississippi transfer visiting Thursday-Friday), OL Amaury Wiggins (Coffeyville Kan. C.C.), LB Larry Nixon III (North Texas transfer) and DT Keivie Rose (Louisiana Tech transfer)” are all expected to visit Coral Gables this weekend. Defensive tackle and WR are the primary transfer objectives.

Miami enters the weekend 28-16 overall and 14-10 in the ACC. Florida State and Virginia Tech are the only other ACC teams with non-conference series this weekend. Duke who is 14-9 in the ACC and leads the ACC Coastal hosts Longwood on Sunday. Virginia is a game behind Miami in the Coastal and off this weekend.

Nwoko was named by Eric Bossi of 247 Sports in his article Meet the 15 biggest risers in the final basketball rankings for the 2023 class.” Nwoko rose in the 247 Sports rankings from 129th overall to 103rd. Nwoko is the 17th-ranked center in the 2023 Class. At 6’9 and 240 pounds, Nwoko adds critical size for Miami in 2023-24.

David Lake of Inside the U examined the Five best case scenario additions from the NCAA Transfer Portal.” The five players Lake considers best case scenario are running back Alton McCaskill, wide receiver Zakhari Franklin, defensive tackle Tywone Malone, linebacker Larry Nixon and cornerback Trey Amos.

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Brian Smith of AllHurricanes.Com wrote an extensive examination of McCaskill and why he makes sense for the Miami Hurricanes. McCaskill played under new Miami offensive coordinator Shannon Dawson at Houston last season. McCaskill ran for 961 yards and 16 touchdowns with 21 receptions for 113 yards and two TDs.