Hurricanes football roster (updated Thursday) has 11 new scholarship players, including QBs Kaaya and Rosier, 2 new walk-ons -- & 2 deleted from roster
The Miami Hurricanes football team had its roster updated Thursday, with 11 new scholarship players, two walk-ons -- and two deletions.
The deletions: scholarship cornerback Larry Hope, who would have been a redshirt freshman in 2014; and walk-on quarterback Garrison Lassiter, the former minor-league baseball player with the New York Yankees organization who gave up baseball to come to college and give football a try.
A UM spokesman said he had no additional information on Hope and Lassiter. Hope played in two games last season and had three tackles. Lassiter never played.
Here are the new 11 (and their jersey numbers), taking summer classes and getting ready for fall ball:
No. 7: S Marques Gayot of Lake Worth Park Vista Community High.
No. 9: DE Chad Thomas of Miami Booker T. Washington.
No. 12: QB Malik Rosier of Mobile, Ala., Faith Academy.
No. 15: QB Brad Kaaya of West Hills, Calif., Chaminade-Madonna.
No. 22: DB Kiy Hester of Wayne, N.J., DePaul Catholic.
No. 57: DE Mike Smith of Miami Northwestern.
No. 68: OL Nick Linder of Fort Lauderdale St. Thomas Aquinas.
No. 82: WR Tyre Brady of Homestead South Dade.
No. 92: DL Courtel Jenkins of Wayne, N.J., DePaul Catholic.
No. 95: DL Anthony Moten of Fort Lauderdale St. Thomas Aquinas.
No. 44: DE Demetrius Jackson of Miami Booker T. Washington.
Here are the walk-ons:
No. 16: P Justin Vogel by way of UF and before that, Tampa Berkeley Prep.
No. 24: K Michael Badgley of Summit, N.J. High.
No. 43: FB Tyler Odems of Manassas, Va., by way of Dean JC (I'm told he didn't play) & Osbourn Park High.
Practice expected to begin Aug. 5th.
SUSAN MILLER DEGNAN