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Miami Hurricanes WR/TE Evidence Njoku leaves team, will transfer elsewhere

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Another player transferring out of Coral Gables

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At Miami Hurricanes practice on Tuesday, Manny Navarro of The Athletic reported according to Miami Athletics that RS sophomore WR/TE Evidence Njoku is no longer with the Canes Football program.

Manny Diaz confirmed this move after practice, and Njoku himself posted the below embedded tweet regarding his move to transfer:

The younger brother of former Canes TE and 1st round NFL Draft Pick David, the younger Njoku struggled to carve a role for himself on Miami’s offense over the past few years. For his career, Njoku had 1 catch for 11 yards as a Hurricane.

Coming to Miami as a 3-star recruit, Evidence Njoku was known for his height — a solid 6’6” — and leaping ability. He was a standout at Wayne Hills (NJ) HS and figured to take a similar timeline to his brother who redshirted before becoming a top weapon for Miami’s offense. But, for Evidence, the development just wasn’t there.

Earlier in the 2019 season, the tall and lithely built Njoku followed his brother’s footsteps and switched from WR to TE. But, that position doesn’t really fit his built — David was a FREAK who is built like a bodybuilder — and it’s hard to imagine that that disconnect was not part of this decision to transfer.

Njoku is the 3rd player to elect to transfer out of Miami’s program this fall. He follows OL Cleveland Reed and WR Brian Hightower in departing the Canes roster.

We wish Evidence Njoku the best in his future endeavors.

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