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Veteran Hurricanes cornerback reportedly enters transfer portal

The Miami Hurricanes reportedly lost a veteran cornerback to the transfer portal on Tuesday.

Davonte Brown, a fourth-year junior, will leave the Hurricanes after just one season with the program, according to 247Sports. Brown has not publicly announced that he is transferring.

Brown transferred to Miami from UCF last winter, shortly before his younger brother, Damari, signed in the Hurricanes’ 2023 high school recruiting class. He played 11 games this past season and notched 10 tackles with one pass deflection.

Pro Football Focus gave Brown a 57.5 defensive grade with a 53.9 coverage grade. He played 180 defensive snaps.

Brown’s younger brother, Damari, was a four-star prospect coming out of American Heritage. He played 280 defensive snaps in eight games, starting three games. He had 14 tackles and 1.5 tackles for loss. Pro Football Focus gave him 66.1 defensive grade and a 65.4 coverage grade.

Brown is the first Miami cornerback to enter the portal, but the Hurricanes will also lose at least two other cornerbacks, Jaden Davis and Te’Cory Couch, because they are out of eligibility.