On Monday afternoon, Peter Ariz of CanesInSight.com tweeted out that Miami Hurricanes WR Dionte Mullins is no longer with the program:
WR Dionte Mullins is no longer with the Miami program— Peter Ariz (@PeterAriz) November 6, 2017
Following the win vs Virginia Tech, Mullins took to twitter to voice his displeasure with the coaching staff and his lack of playing time. While those tweets have since been deleted, it is hard to imagine that they were not at the center of today’s reported development.
UPDATE: The University of Miami confirmed this report with a press release on Thursday afternoon
CORAL GABLES, Fla. – The University of Miami announced Thursday that wide receiver Dionte Mullins is leaving the football program to pursue more playing time opportunities at another program.
For Mullins, this ends what can only be called a disappointing year and a half in Coral Gables. After committing to Miami as a junior in 2015, Mullins was ineligible to play HSFB as a senior due to academic shortcomings. He did play in the Under Armour All-American game, where he had a sensational 1-handed TD catch from then-Miami commit, and now former Miami QB Jack Allison.
While Mullins has talent, he was seldom able to put that together into on-field production. If the report of him no longer being on the team is correct, Mullins will end his time in Coral Gables with 4 catches for 53 yards. Total.
I would say the players that will likely step up in Mulllins’ absence, but since he was at or near the bottom of the depth chart I don’t think that to be necessary.
As with other reported moves, we’ll have more on this, including any official announcement and additional confirmation, as it becomes available.