Expectations of Miami football offensive transfers

Jul 25, 2023; Charlotte, NC, USA; Mandatory Credit: Jim Dedmon-USA TODAY Sports
Jul 25, 2023; Charlotte, NC, USA; Mandatory Credit: Jim Dedmon-USA TODAY Sports /
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The Miami football program added seven transfers on offense to its 2023 roster. Miami added offensive linemen, Javion Cohen from Alabama, Matt Lee from UCF and Luis Cristobal from Georgia State, running back Ajay Allen from Nebraska, tight end Cam McCormick from Oregon and wide receiver Tyler Harrell from Alabama.

Cohen and Lee will start for Miami. Lee has quickly emerged as a leader on the OL and represented the Miami football program at ACC Kickoff last week. Cohen and Lee provide Miami with experience and proven production on an OL that is expected to be greatly improved for the 2023 season.

Allen had 33 carries for 190 yards and two touchdowns and one reception for nine yards in the first four games for Nebraska in 2022 before suffering a season-ending injury. Allen provides Miami with much-needed depth at RB for 2023. Expect Allen to compete for snaps behind projected starter Henry Parrish.

McCormick is an inspiring story entering his seventh season of college football. McCormick has 18 receptions for 169 yards and four touchdowns in his college career. The 2022 season was McCormick’s best with 10 receptions for 66 yards and three touchdowns. McCormick is an adept block and red-zone threat.

Harrell has 22 receptions for 577 yards and six touchdowns in his collegiate career. Most of those stats came with Louisville in 2022. Harrell recorded 18 receptions for 523 yards, a whopping 29.1 yards per reception and all six TDs in 2022 with the Cardinals. Harrell provides Miami with a deep threat they did not have in 2022.

All of the offensive transfers on the 2023 Miami roster are expected to have varying impacts except for Cristobal who provides depth. Luis’ uncle Mario has done an exceptional flipping nearly half the Miami roster in the 2023 off-season. Miami added 41 new players through the 2023 class and transfers for this fall.

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Miami has another nine transfers on defense. Most of those players are expected to have an impact in 2023. Miami has upgraded the depth and talent on the roster through the transfers portal and with 26 players in the 2023 class. Expect the talent upgrade to continue with Mario Cristobal as the head coach.