Underneath head trainer Manny Diaz the Miami Hurricanes had been the kings of the switch portal. Miami has portal’d in KJ Osborn, Tate Martell, Bubba Bolden, and now D’Eriq King. Positive, Diaz has been the portal grasp but it surely’s now not just like the ‘Canes haven’t introduced in large time transfers sooner than.
As an apart: JUCO gamers aren’t going to depend, another way guys like Jeremy Shockey, Bryant McKinnie and Richard Newbill would clearly have made the record. As an alternative, I’m taking a look only on the transfers from different four-year faculties.
Listed below are the highest Five switch gamers in Storm historical past (or a minimum of that I will be able to recall).
Five Ok.J. Osborn, Extensive Receiver/Returner
Ok.J. Osborn spent his first 4 season of faculty soccer slicing his enamel for the MAC’s Buffalo Bulls. Osborn got here to Coral Gables as a graduate switch and labored himself right into a beginning position right away. What Osborn lacked in flash he made up for in consistency and management.
Over the 2019 season Osborn was once Miami’s maximum dependable receiver and punt returner. Osborn completed the season with 50 catches for 547 yards (10.nine yards according to catch) and Five touchdowns. He additionally averaged 20.1 yards according to kick go back and 15.nine yards according to punt go back which is an outrageous reasonable for the latter.
Osborn could be too small to be that sluggish however he may catch on with an NFL apply squad as a punt returner and fifth large receiver within the NFL.
Gerald Willis was once a top attainable participant when he arrived in Gainesville, FL as a blue chip defensive lineman for the Gators. Willis struggled with self-discipline and ultimately wound up in Miami the place Mark Richt balanced Willis’ off-field struggles. Willis ultimately panned out for Miami in 2018, after years of redshirting, grey shirting, and the switch.
Willis’ 2018 earned him 2d Group All-ACC honors for the six-foot-two, 300 pound 3 method defensive take on. Willis logged 59 tackles, 18 tackles for loss and 4 sacks his senior season in orange and inexperienced. Willis went undrafted within the 2019 NFL Draft and has already bounced from the Baltimore Ravens to the Miami Dolphins.
Pat O’Donnell was once a “graduate switch” sooner than the word turned into a family polarizer. O’Donnell got here to the Miami Hurricanes from the Cincinnati Bearcats for the 2013 season. Whilst at Cincinnati, O’Donnell was once named to the primary and 2nd crew All-BIG EAST groups as a punter. In 2013, O’Donnell boomed punts for a 47.1 backyard reasonable together with 23 punts of 50 or extra yards and 11 within the 20 backyard line.
O’Donnell ended the 2013 season as a first-team All-ACC variety and particular groups MVP. The robust legged O’Donnell was once additionally made a 2nd and 3rd crew All-American via other publications for his redshirt senior marketing campaign.
Within the 2014 NFL Draft, O’Donnell was once decided on with the Bears sixth spherical variety. He has been the beginning punter ever since, averaging 44.nine yards according to punt within the NFL.
2 Dan Sileo, Defensive Take on
Dan Sileo got here to the College of Miami from the Maryland Terps (with a brief forestall at Cincinnati). At Maryland, Sileo was once a member of the Terps 1983 ACC Championship squad. Sileo ultimately transferred to Miami the place he began along Jerome Brown at the 1986 crew that performed within the 1987 Fiesta Bowl. An All-American in 1986, Sileo picked up 84 tackles with eight tackles for loss.
The six-foot-two, 282 pound Sileo was once drafted within the NFL’s Supplemental Draft within the third spherical via the Tampa Bay Buccaneers after being dominated to be out of eligibility via the NCAA. Sileo then bounced across the skilled soccer ranks between the Bucs, Dallas Cowboys, and Detroit Lions of the NFL, and the Orlando Thunder, Las Vegas Sting and Las Vegas Posse. Sileo made the WLAF second crew All-League in 1992.
1 Brock Berlin, Quarterback
An especially arguable switch on the time, Florida Gators blue chip quarterback Brock Berlin selected to switch to the Miami Hurricanes and sat out the 2002 season. The previous USA Lately Prime College All-American (1999), Berlin arrived in Coral Gables with a lot anticipation because the inheritor to the throne after Ken Dorsey was once set to graduate following the 2002 season.
Berlin had a rocky 2003 season, however did beat his former Florida Gator squad on a miracle come from in the back of victory. The 2003 crew was once coordinated via Rob Chudzinski who failed to evolve his offensive scheme to Berlin’s strengths. Berlin, a shotgun-spread quarterback, was once pigeon holed via the ‘Canes into being a professional taste QB… sound acquainted?
After 2003’s struggles, new OC Dan Werner unfold it out for Mr. Berlin and Brock threw for two,961 yards and 25 touchdowns with simplest six interceptions on his technique to 2d-Group All-ACC honors in 2004. Berlin completed his tenure at Miami with a 19-Five file regardless of overcoming dangerous training from the beginning of the dying of the Larry Coker technology.
Berlin went undrafted in 2005, however controlled to hang out the NFL with the Miami Dolphins, Cowboys, Rams, and Lions from 2005-2009. The 2003 BIG EAST Champion QB did not throw a landing cross over his NFL profession.