Running back depth at Miami obviously is a huge concern for Hurricanes coach Mark Richt. How do we know? He took to Twitter on Friday seeking one who could play immediately.
Still looking for a graduate transfer RB! U Family!
— Mark Richt (@MarkRicht) May 12, 2017
Junior Mark Walton is the only returning running back with significant playing time. He ran for 1,117 yards and 14 touchdowns as a sophomore in 2016, and is expected to contend for the ACC rushing title this fall.
Last season’s fourth-teamer, sophomore Travis Homer, is back after rushing for 44 yards on seven carries last season. And three-star running back Robert Burns of Miami Gulliver Prep enrolled early.
Miami lost two running backs early. Second-teamer Joe Yearby turned pro, but wasn’t drafted. In addition, third-teamer Gus Edwards moved to Rutgers as a graduate transfer.
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