Miami Hurricanes College Football Preview 2021: Top Players
Best Miami Hurricanes Offensive Player
QB D’Eriq King, Sr.
It’s been a rough career in so many ways both on and off the field, and now he’s trying to quickly come back from the knee injury that knocked him out of the bowl loss to Oklahoma State.
At Houston he grew into a statistical superstar – throwing for close to 3,000 yards and 36 touchdowns to go along with 674 yards and 14 scores on the ground in 2018 – but 2019 got strange as the team went into shut down mode. He transferred to Miami and was fantastic hitting 64% of his throws and being exactly what the team needed. Now he has to get healthy.
2. OT Zion Nelson, Soph.
3. WR Mike Harley, Sr.
4. RB Cam’Ron Harris, Jr.
5. TE Will Mallory, Jr.
Best Miami Hurricanes Defensive Player
S Bubba Bolden, Jr.
The talent was always undeniable, but he never meshed at USC. The former super-recruit has 6-3, 204-pound size and tremendous range, but he wasn’t able to show much in his first year with the Canes – he couldn’t shake injuries.
But last year it all came together, generating a team-high 74 tackles with an interception. Now he’s growing into a strong pro prospect who should be a lock for All-ACC honors again.
2. DT Nesta Silverà, Jr.
3. LB/S Gilbert Frierson, Soph.
4. DE Deandre Johnson, Sr.
5. S Avante Williams, Fr.
Top Incoming Miami Hurricanes Transfer
WR Charleston Rambo, Jr.
The Miami receiving corps was already good with a whole slew of top targets returning, but the 6-1, 180-pound transfer from Oklahoma added even more flash to the mix.
A great recruit for the Sooners, he busted out as a sophomore with 43 catches for 743 yards and five scores – averaging over 17 yards per catch – and last year he caught 25 balls for 312 yards and three scores. Now he’s looking for a bigger role on the outside.