Dave Udel, FL.U.ST Sports
Perhaps my favorite transfer is Trevon Hill. The 6 foot 3 inch 245 pound DE from Virginia Tech had his best season in 2017 when he had 46 tackles, 9.5 for loss, 5.5 sacks, one forced fumble, and one interception. Hill fits right into Diaz style of defence. He is quick of the snap and plays with an attitude. Plus this being his final year of eligibility, he has somethng to prove to NFL scouts. He should step right in and play opposite of Jonathon Garvon making the DE position formidable from both sides of the line.
Tate Martell may or may not be eligible for the 2019 season depending if he recieves a waivor from the NCAA. When you take into consideration Miami’s past encounters with the NCAA, I wouldn’t count on it, but that remains to be seen.
The biggest thing that amazes me about Martell is how well he protects the football. When I first looked at his high school stats I thaught this can’t be right. Martell had thrown for 113 td passes to only 9 interceptions. That number is insane. The daul threat QB played sparingly at OSU, but threw 28 passes with 23 completions and a TD. He also added 2 rushing TD’s. The best thing about Martell is he has 3 years of eligibility left.
Bubba Bolden from USC, four-star transfer will probably start right away. The 6’3″ 200 pound safety from Bishop Gorman in Las Vegas was teamates with Tate Martell and Brevin Jordan. Bolden is everything you would want in a safety. He is long and physical. He runs a 4.5 40 with great cover skills and is not afriad to lay the wood. Like Martell he will have 3 years of eligibility, but unlike Martell he will be elligable to play this season. After the loss of both Johnson and Redwine, Bolden will be a much needed piece to Diaz’s defence.