Miami football 1 scholarship from 85 limit with Kaleb Spencer transfer

The Miami football team is unofficially at 86 scholarship players on their roster after sophomore linebacker Kaleb Spencer entered the transfer portal on Friday.
Oct 14, 2023; Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA; Miami Hurricanes helmet sits on bench as the
Oct 14, 2023; Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA; Miami Hurricanes helmet sits on bench as the / Nell Redmond-USA TODAY Sports

The Miami football program inched closer to the 85 scholarship limit with linebacker Kaleb Spencer entering the transfer portal on Friday night. Spencer recorded one assisted tackle in 11 games as a true freshman in 2023. Spencer primarily played on special teams for Miami in 2023.

Spencer was the 673rd prospect, 58th safety and 17th player in Virginia in the 2024 class. Miami switched the 6'2 and 200-pound Spencer to LB. Spencer flipped from Oklahoma to Miami during his recruitment. Spencer was not able to move up on the LB depth chart during his year and a half with Miami.

True freshman Cameron Pruitt and sophomore Raul Aguirre have been impressive this spring. Spencer will transfer looking for an opportunity to earn more playing time elsewhere. Expect Miami to be active in the transfer portal seeking a LB who can start in 2024. Miami also needs to build depth at LB.

Spencer is the sixth outgoing Miami transfer this spring. Miami previously lost edge rusher Nyjalik Kelly, offensive lineman Logan Sagapolu, quarterback Jacurri Brown and running backs Tre'Vonte Citizen and Henry Parrish. Expect more outgoing transfers for Miami this spring.

Miami is projected to lose up to a dozen players in the transfer portal. Expect about five incoming transfers to Coral Gables. Six of the nine transfers Miami added as transfers in the winter portal window are on defense. Miami added three DL, three defensive backs one center and two quarterbacks.

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In addition to LB, Miami is reportedly targeting adding another DL, cornerbacks, a running back and potentially a WR who can compete to be a starter. The next few weeks should finalize the 2024 Miami football roster. Transfers have until April 30 to enter their names into the spring portal window to play during the college football 2024 season.