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Miami Football: 5 Newcomers to Watch for the Hurricanes

Miami Football: 5 Newcomers to Watch for the Hurricanes

Miami Football: 5 Newcomers to Watch for the Hurricanes

Between the early and traditional National Signing Day, the Miami Hurricanes added an infusion of talent in which they hope will improve their team in 2021.

According to 247Sports Composite, Miami had the No. 12 recruiting class in the nation. Not only did the Hurricanes add a good group of freshmen, but they also added a few transfers, who should receive some playing time next season.

Miami head coach Manny Diaz hopes this will create a lot of exciting spring and fall camp battles.

Here are the five newcomers set that could make an impact with the Hurricanes in 2021.

Tyrique Stevenson, CB

After spending his first two seasons in Athens with the Georgia Bulldogs, Stevenson transferred to Miami. The former four-star recruit will give Diaz's secondary an experienced option he can rely on. Last season, Miami was ranked 65th in passing yards allowed per game.

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Stevenson spent his high school years at Homestead, South Dade, and then Southridge. In two seasons at Georgia, Stevenson played in 24 games and made four starts, totaling 47 tackles, two TFLs, and 10 pass breakups.

Charleston Rambo, WR

After three seasons in Norman, Rambo transferred to Miami from Oklahoma. He will hope the change of scenery will regain his form from the 2019 season. Rambo caught 43 passes for 743 yards and five touchdowns in 14 games for the Sooners in 2019. However, last season, Rambo recorded 25 receptions for 312 yards and three touchdowns. Rambo is a deep-ball threat who should add an extra dimension to the Hurricanes' offense.

Deandre Johnson, DE

The former Miami Southridge High standout returns to South Florida after spending four seasons at Tennessee. Johnson will expect to fill a significant void after Gregory Rousseau, Jaelan Phillips, and Quincy Roche decided to depart for the NFL. Last season, Johnson led the Volunteers with 4.5 sacks. He was named SEC Defensive Lineman of the Week after he recorded 2.5 sacks against South Carolina.

Elijah Arroyo, TE

Arroyo, who plays for Independence High in Frisco, Texas, was rated the No. 13 tight end and No. 329 overall player in the 2021 class by 247Sports' Composite ranking. Arroyo had 648 receiving yards in high school and five touchdown catches on 48 receptions last season. With Brevin Jordan headed to the NFL, Arroyo could see some playing time as a freshman next season.

Kamren Kinchens, S

Kinchens is already on campus early in the spring, so he could be poised to make an impact early in his career. Kinchens is a four-star recruit out of Miami Northwestern. In 2019, Kinchens was a Junior All-American second-team selection and a Miami Herald All-Dade 5A-2A first-team selection. He led the team with nine interceptions that same season.

— Written by Antwan Staley, who is part of the Athlon Contributor Network and has extensive experience covering Florida sports teams. Staley has written for Bleacher Report, the Miami Herald and the Palm Beach Post and is a reporter for Pro Player Insiders. Follow him on Twitter @antwanstaley.