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REPORT: reserve OL Hunter Knighton to transfer from Miami

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Attrition begins as a reserve OL looks to transfer from Miami.

NCAA Football:Miami at Florida Atlantic
Hunter Knighton (54) will reportedly look to transfer from Miami.
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As Mark Richt has taken over Miami, much has been made of his job to rebuild the Canes roster. This will largely entail recruiting — bringing in top level players to bolster the Canes’ talent and depth — and attrition — having non-Miami caliber players move on to find homes elsewhere at a school more befitting their level of talent.

On Wednesday afternoon, Matt Porter of the Palm Beach Post reported that redshirt junior OL Hunter Knighton has requested a release to transfer to another school.

Knighton came to Miami under the last coaching staff and played from time to time in his Miami career. Knighton suffered a heat stroke in fall camp in 2014 that nearly took his life.

After recovering from that near-fatal health situation, Knighton returned to the field to see action in 2015 on special teams. He has continued to see time on special teams in 2016 for Miami.

Knighton will graduate this year and be immediately eligible at the school of his choice as a transfer. Mark Richt has famously never restricted a player from transferring to any school, stating in the past that life is too short to play such petty games.

We wish Hunter Knighton the best in his future endeavors as a transfer, and as a man.

All the best, sir.

Go Canes