Miami extended two more transfer offers on Monday evening with one going to UTEP offensive lineman Jeremiah Byers and the other out to Kent State wide receiver Dante Cephas.
Both have racked up multiple Power 5 offers after making the decision to step away from Group of Five programs. Byers, a 6-foot-4, 331-pound Austin native, graded out with an 83.9 pass blocking and 81.3 run blocking grade while playing 853 snaps in 2022 for the Miners. He has two years of eligibility left. Florida State, Maryland, and Texas Tech are among the early notable offers.
Cephas has been one of the most productive wide receivers in the country, totaling 1984 yards and 12 scores over the past two seasons while averaging over 15 yards per catch. His biggest game this season came against Ohio where Cephas went for 246 yards and a touchdown. The 6-foot-1, 186-pound Pittsburgh native also went for over 100-yards in the season opener at Washington. In 2021, Cephas went for over 100-yards seven times in 14 games.
He has opportunities to play at Oklahoma, Notre Dame, Kansas, Penn State, West Virginia, and Pitt through the first day of the transfer window with two years of eligibility ahead of him.
Earlier in the day, Miami offered Oregon offensive lineman Bram Waldenwho Mario Cristobal signed as a Top 100 recruit out of Arizona in the Class of 2021.
Miami needs to surround Tyler Van Dyke with some protection and weapons in 2023 if the Hurricanes are going to turn the corner as a program following a disappointing 5-7 season this past fall that left the program in a position where they missed a bowl game.
The NCAA transfer portal window will run for 45 days between Dec. 5 and Jan. 18, and then open up again for 15 days between May 1 and May 15.
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