According to a tweet he sent on Friday afternoon, Miami redshirt freshman offensive lineman Cleveland Reed Jr. has entered the transfer portal.
Officially in the transfer portal— D1 cleve (@55clevelandreed) September 20, 2019
An athlete putting his name in the transfer portal does not guarantee he is leaving his university, but as of 3pm on Friday afternoon, Reed Jr. was not listed on Miami’s official roster on hurricanesports.com.
According to participation reports released by Miami in box scores, Reed Jr. saw action in Miami’s 63-0 win over Bethune-Cookman on September 14 but did not play in the Hurricanes’ losses to North Carolina or Florida. Reed Jr. did not start on offense against Bethune-Cookman.
True freshman Jakai Clark has seen significantly more snaps than Reed Jr. at guard this season as Clark has started UM’s last two games. According to 247sports.com, Clark played 65 snaps against Bethune-Cookman, the most of any Hurricane offensive player.
That seems to indicate that Clark’s skill set was held in higher regard by the coaching staff than Reed Jr’s. and may be a contributing factor to the Fort Meade native’s decision to leave Miami.
Reed committed to Mark Richt in April 2017 as a 247Sports Composite 4-star prospect.
Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald recalled a comment Richt made to ABC in 2018 about the trio of Reed, John Campbell and DJ Scaife, all Class of 2018 offensive lineman Richt signed.
UM offensive lineman Cleveland Reed announces he's entering transfer portal. Mark Richt told ABC last year that Reed, John Campbell and DJ Scaife would someday be part of an elite offensive line. But Reed didn't win starting job and Campbell lost his after a week.— Barry Jackson (@flasportsbuzz) September 20, 2019
In 2018, Reed Jr. redshirted for Miami after only seeing in action against Savannah State and FIU. He concluded his UM career having seen action in three of a possible 16 games.