Expectations for recent Miami football enrollees

Nov 13, 2021; Louisville, Kentucky, USA; Mandatory Credit: Jamie Rhodes-USA TODAY Sports
Nov 13, 2021; Louisville, Kentucky, USA; Mandatory Credit: Jamie Rhodes-USA TODAY Sports /

Fifteen Miami football players recently arrived on campus according to Susan Miller-Degnan of the Miami Herald. The new enrollees include a mix of 2023 freshmen signees and transfers who committed to Miami after spring practice was concluded in April. The new players will have a variety of roles for Miami.

The recent freshmen enrollees are offensive linemen Tommy Kinsler and Frankie Tinilau, running backs Mark Fletcher and Christopher Johnson, cornerback Damari Brown, linebackers Raul Aguirre, and Marcellius Pulliam and defensive lineman Joshua Horton. CB Robert Stafford is another freshman late enrollee.

The late arriving transfers are RB Ajay Allen from Nebraska, OL Luis Cristobal from Georgia State, defensive lineman Anthony Campbell from Louisiana, receiver Tyler Harrell from Alabama, CB Jadais Richard from Vanderbilt and cornerback Jaden Davis from Oklahoma. Three other transfers will arrive later this summer.

Louisville transfer LB K.J. Cloyd, wide receiver Shemar Kirk from Reedley (Junior) College in California and CB Demetrius Freeney of College of San Mateo are expected to enroll soon. Miller-Degnan did not mention Stafford in her article. Players can only participate in informal practices until training camp in August.

Fletcher is the most likely of the recent Miami enrollees to earn snaps in 2023. Aguirre is highly rated and adds size to what was a thin Miami LB corps in 2022. Brown joins his brother Davonte who transferred to Miami from UCF. Miami has significantly upgraded the depth and talent at CB.

Campbell provides size for Miami on the interior of the DL at 6′ 7 and 283 pounds. Harrell gives Miami much-needed speed with a 26.2 yards per reception average in his collegiate career. Davis and Richard bring essential depth to Miami at CB. Davonte Brown and Davis are experienced CBs with multi-years in college.

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Cloyd is a graduate transfer who was a significant contributor to special teams at Louisville. Kirk is another speedy WR that can help Miami stretch the field. Freeney will compete in what is now a deep Miami CB unit. The Miami football program has added 41 new players to their roster since the end of the 2022 season.