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Miami Hurricanes Football Program’s Transfer Portal Success Continues with Safety Savion Riley’s Commitment



In a swift turn of events within the transfer portal, the Miami Hurricanes football program is rapidly strengthening its roster. The latest addition, Vanderbilt transfer safety Savion Riley, on Saturday night, comes just under 24 hours after NC State Defensive Tackle transfer C.J. Clark announced his commitment to the Hurricanes.

Standing at 6-foot-2 and weighing 202 pounds, Riley, a native of Georgia, brings valuable experience and talent to the Miami defense. This commitment follows the successful recruitment of cornerback Jadais Richard from Vanderbilt, who, like Riley, joined the Hurricanes through the transfer portal before the 2023 season. Additionally, safety Jaden Harris has ties to Riley from their high school football days in the Peach State.

Riley’s decision to choose Miami over SEC powerhouses such as the Georgia Bulldogs and LSU Tigers highlights the program’s rising status and ability to attract top-tier talent through the transfer portal under the leadership of head coach Mario Cristobal. As a redshirt freshman during the 2023 season at Vanderbilt, he recorded an impressive 48 tackles.

Miami’s Defensive Backs coach, Jahmile Addae, is a fan of Riley’s abilities, particularly highlighting his adeptness at tackling in open space. According to a program source, Riley has only scratched the surface of his potential at the collegiate level. With three years of eligibility remaining, Riley is expected to emerge as a frontrunner in the Hurricanes’ starting lineup for the 2024 season, filling the void left by the early NFL Draft departures of Kamren Kinchens and James Williams from the safety room.

As the dominoes continue to fall, more breaking news is anticipated for the Miami Hurricanes in the coming days, with additions to both the 2024 recruiting class and the transfer portal.