On Monday, 247Sports revealed their updated player grades and rankings on those in the Transfer Portal. In addition, they published its ‘Top 10 Transfers In College Football’ list.
To nobody’s surprise, three of the four transfers Miami has received were listed. Head coach Manny Diaz and the Canes have been dominating the 2020 portal, picking up impactful prospects in defensive end Quincy Roche, offensive lineman Isaiah Walker, and quarterback D’Eriq King.
Player Grade and Ranking
DE Quincy Roche– Grade: 94, Rank: No. 4
Roche was the top defensive end in the transfer portal, listed as the No. 4 player overall. The AAC Defensive Player of the Year registered 36 solo tackles and 13 sacks last season at Temple.
As soon as Roche put his name in the transfer portal, he instantly spiked the interests of many universities. Luckily for Hurricanes fans, he’ll be wearing orange and green in 2020.
OT Issiah Walker- Grade: 93, Rank: No. 6
According to 247Sports, Walker is the No. 2 offensive tackle and the No. 6 player overall. The former Under Armour All-American, Issiah Walker, originally signed with Florida after they defeated Miami in Camping World Stadium. However, the Miami Norland standout decided to place his name in the transfer portal last week. “The Swamp” wasn’t the best fit for the 6-foot-4 Miami native as he announced that he will be transferring to the University of Miami.
QB D’Eriq King- Grade: 91, Rank: No. 8
King is listed as the No. 4 quarterback and No. 8 overall. The 5-foot-11 speedster from Manvel, Texas played just four games at Houston last season before deciding to redshirt. The former three-star recruit was sought after by many universities for good reason.
King displayed impressive numbers for the Cougars, totaling 50 total touchdowns along with a career completion percentage of 62. King announced that he would be a Miami Hurricane in late January of 2020. Ever since then, Canes fans have been anxious to see what next season holds with the senior under snap.
The Miami Hurricanes have done a tremendous job of adding talent to the roster through the Transfer Portal.
Coach Manny Diaz is doing a remarkable job of redeeming himself through Miami’s additions this offseason. Some might say that it’s extremely difficult to have a top 13 recruiting class and acquire four of the best players in the transfer portal just a year after finishing with a 6-7 record. Diaz pulled this feat off.