On Wednesday afternoon, the University of Miami announced that Redshirt Freshman WR Marquez Ezzard is leaving the program and will transfer elsewhere. Here’s the release on this event from Miami Athletics:
CORAL GABLES, Fla. – The University of Miami announced Wednesday that wide receiver Marquez Ezzard has decided to leave the football program.
“Marquez and I talked, and we decided that it was in his best interests to pursue opportunities at another school,” head coach Manny Diaz said. “We wish him all the best in his future plans.”
Ezzard, a freshman from Stockbridge, Ga., played in three games last season, catching two passes for 24 yards.
A 4-star recruit in Miami’s 8th ranked 2018 recruiting class, Ezzard has size and skill at the WR position. However, in Miami’s well-stocked WR room, playing time was hard to come by, and thus Ezzard has elected to go elsewhere.
Miami still has plenty of WRs on scholarship, and will likely look to add at least one more to the 2019 recruiting class to help the depth numbers and stockade of talent.
Ezzard is the 2nd WR to leave the Canes’ program this offseason; redshirt junior Lawrence Cager was previously announced as leaving the program, as well.
We wish Marquez Ezzard all the best in his future endeavors.