Miami native Tyler Harrell returns home to complete his college football career. Harrell, who has spent time with Louisville and Alabama will join the Miami Hurricanes as a graduate transfer. He announced his decision on Twitter on Friday.
Harrell was a breakthrough in the ACC in 2021, recording 523 yards and six touchdowns on 18 receptions in 12 games for the Louisville Cardinals. After that breakaway season, he would enter the transfer portal and commit to Alabama.
Unfortunately for Harrell, the success would never materialize with the Crimson Tide in its only season in Tuscaloosa. He played in just six games for Alabama last fall, recording two receptions for 18 yards. During his time with Alabama, he also suffered a lingering foot injury that would limit his time on the field.
The 6-foot-0, 194-pound wide receiver will hope that a return to Miami will allow him to get back on track and finish his career strong. Harrell is a huge vertical threat and possesses elite speed that allows him to beat almost any defense.
Harrell will join a Miami-wide reception room that includes Colbie Young, Frank Lasdon Jr., Henry Parrish Jr.
The Hurricanes are entering their second season under head coach Mario Cristobal. In the first year of the Cristobal era, the Hurricanes were 5-7 including 3-5 in ACC play.
Harrell was usually considered a three-star recruit coming out of Columbus High School in Miami, and ESPN rated him the top four-star candidate. He committed to more than 20 other Louisville scholarship offers, including Cincinnati, Illinois, Kansas, Oregon State, Purdue, Rutgers, and others.