3 seldom used Miami football players enter transfer portal

With just over 24 hours left in the spring transfer portal, the Miami football program lost offensive linemen Jonathan Denis and Chris Washington plus cornerback Demetrius Freeney after safety Savion Riley announced his departure earlier Monday.
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The Miami football program lost cornerback Demetrius Freeney and offensive linemen Jonathan Denis and Chris Washington to the transfer portal on Monday after safety Savion Riley's transfer was announced earlier in the day. Denis, Freeney and Washington played sparingly in 2023.

Denis who is from Homestead, played in six games with two starts in two seasons with Miami. Before transferring to Miami in 2022, Denis played two seasons at Oregon under Mario Cristobal. A fifth-year redshirt junior entering the 2024 season, Denis will have two seasons of eligibility remaining.

Washington played in seven games during his first three seasons. Washington played in four games in 2022 in Mario Cristobal's first season. Per his official Miami Hurricanes page, Washington did not appear in any games in 2023. Washington was a three-star signee with Miami in 2023.

Freeney played three games during his sole season with Miami, primarily on special teams. Miami signed Freeney out of San Mateo College in 2023. The addition of Marshall transfer CB Dyoni Hill on Sunday made a path for playing time more difficult for Freeney entering the 2024 season.

The four portal departures on Monday occurred after Miami added Oregon State running back Damien Martinez, Louisville linebacker Jaylin Alderman, Hill and Houston wide receiver Sam Brown over the weekend. The spring transfer portal window closes on Tuesday. Transfers can decide on their next destinations after Tuesday.

Players have through Tuesday to submit their transfer portal paperwork. Transfers current programs have 48 hours to submit their paperwork to the portal. Expect Miami to pursue a safety after the departure of Riley, a potential starter for Miami in 2024. Miami currently has the 10th-ranked 2024 transfer class.

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Miami lost 25 transfers since the end of the 2023 season. Eleven Miami transfers have entered the portal during the spring. Most transfers from Miami have been players buried on the depth chart. Defensive tackle Jared Harrison-Hunte and Riley were the most important transfers Miami has lost.