May 27, 2024

It appears that the transfer portal is currently active, but it’s set to close at midnight on Tuesday, marking the end of the NCAA’s 30-day transfer window that commenced on December 4 and will resume on April 15, excluding graduate transfers. The University of Miami has 12 players in the portal, with cornerback Davonte Brown being the latest addition on Tuesday. Brown, a soon-to-be fifth-year senior, had transferred to UM this season to be close to his younger brother Damari, a freshman cornerback. Both brothers played several games, with Davonte finishing the season with 10 tackles, a pass breakup, and a quarterback hurry.

One player to watch is sophomore quarterback Jacurri Brown, who participated in the Pinstripe Bowl and will be classified as a redshirt sophomore in 2024, with three remaining years of eligibility. Miami is actively searching for a quarterback in the transfer portal, as they currently have only one healthy signal caller on the roster. If Jacurri Brown remains with the team through midnight, he will be available for spring practice.

The transfer portal will reopen from May 1 to May 15. After the Tuesday midnight deadline, schools have two business days to enter a player’s name into the portal database. Notable players in the portal for UM include quarterback Tyler Van Dyke, receivers Brashard Smith, Colbie Young, and Frank Ladson, tight end Jaleel Skinner, running back Don Chaney Jr., as well as defensive players such as Collins Acheampong, Cyrus Moss, Jahfari Harvey, Chantz Williams, and linebacker Corey Flagg.

The article also mentions specific details about players’ eligibility, injury updates, and the timeline for classes beginning on January 16.

TAULIA TAGOVAILOA

Last month, there were reports suggesting that Taulia Tagovailoa, the former Maryland quarterback and younger brother of Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa, might seek an NCAA waiver for a potential sixth year of eligibility. The goal was to transfer to Miami and be close to his brother. However, obtaining the waiver was seen as a challenging prospect. Despite holding the Big Ten passing yards record, Taulia had exhausted his five-year NCAA eligibility window. After playing as a backup at Alabama in 2019, he transferred to Maryland for the next four seasons, including a redshirt year in 2020. Taulia played 13 games in 2021 and 12 games each in 2022 and 2023.

What Happened to Taulia Tagovailoa? Latest on Maryland's QBInsideMDSports, part of the 247Sports network, reported through sources in Miami and Maryland that Taulia’s family expressed a desire to bring him to Miami, where his brother Tua is a star. Taulia had until the January 15 deadline to declare for the NFL Draft, and while not guaranteed to be drafted, he was considering his options.

Maryland coach Mike Locksley discussed his conversation with Taulia when the quarterback decided to opt out of the Music City Bowl. Locksley emphasized the mutual respect and understanding in their discussion, acknowledging Taulia’s contributions to the program and expressing gratitude for showcasing his abilities on a significant platform. The report also highlighted Taulia’s family’s preference to have him near his brother in Miami.

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