The college football transfer portal window opened on December 4, 2023 and closes on January 2, 2024. Players whose coaches were fired during the season had 30 days from the time of the firing to enter the transfer portal. Those dates often overlapped. The Miami football program has lost 11 players to the transfer portal.
With most college football programs finished with spring practice in late March or Early April, the spring transfer portal window opens on April 16 and closes on April 30. The spring transfer portal window has far fewer players, but programs can still potentially add someone who can improve the roster heading into next season.
Miami added 17 transfers to the 2023 roster. Seven of those transfers occurred in the spring transfer portal window or later. Expect Miami to significantly increase the amount of transfers they add to the 2024 roster. Defensive tackle, quarterback and safety will be the primary targets for Miami in the transfer portal.
Miami has commitments from center Zach Carpenter from Indiana, defensive tackles C.J. Clark from North Carolina State and Marley Cook from Middle Tennessee State and Vanderbilt safety Savion Riley as transfers to the 2024 roster. There could be a flood of players entering the transfer portal on Tuesday.
Players have to enter the transfer portal by the deadlines. They can continue pursuing their options about which programs they are considering after they enter the transfer portal. There is no deadline when a transfer can determine which program they will sign with like the National Letters of Intent for incoming freshmen.
Three 2023 Miami transfers committed to the Hurricanes between the January Transfer Portal window closing and the April one opening. Expect Miami to add several transfers between now and the opening of the April transfer portal window. Miami will likely add between 15 and 20 transfers to the 2024 roster.