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Miami Hurricanes 2020 Player Profile: Cleveland Reed Jr.

Reed Jr. is back with the Hurricanes after entering his name in the transfer portal

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Cleveland Reed (52) takes the field in Miami’s 2019 spring scrimmage at Traz-Powell Stadium in Miami.
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After leaving the Miami Hurricanes in the middle of the 2019 season to enter the transfer portal, Cleveland Reed Jr. is back with the Hurricanes for the 2020 season and is competing for playing time at the left guard and right guard positions.

Reed Jr. opted to enter the transfer portal last September after participating in one of Miami’s first three games and not starting any of them.

After just over two months in the transfer portal, Reed Jr. opted to remove his name from the transfer portal and return to the football program at Miami in December.

The redshirt sophomore will likely be a rotational player this season at left and right guard behind DJ Scaife Jr. and Ousman Traore. He will be competing with Zion Nelson and Jakai Clark among others for playing time with the second unit.

Reed Jr. has seen action in three games in his Hurricane career. He played against Savannah State and Florida International in 2018 and saw action in Miami’s 63-0 victory over Bethune-Cookman in 2019 before putting his name in the transfer portal.

247Sports.com reported that Reed Jr. remained enrolled while having his name in the transfer portal, which allowed him to remain on track academically. Reed Jr. was a 4-star recruit according to 247sports.com who signed with Miami out of Fort Meade (FL) High.

Reed Jr. is listed at 6-foot-3, 320 pounds on Miami’s roster this season. He could be an important rotational player if Miami has issues with positive COVID-19 tests on the offensive line or the Hurricanes elect to redshirt Nelson or Clark.