Miami Football: Jovani Haskins Announces Decision To Leave Program

In his second year as Miami football coach, Mark Richt is losing a lot of prospects. It’s not a surprise. Many players he inherited from the previous regime aren’t getting the playing time they expected when they signed on to play with the Canes.

This weekend, tight end Jiovani Haskins announced that he would be leaving the Hurricanes. No exact reason was given, but it appears that the decision is mutual.

A report on NBC Sports quoted Mark Richt as follows:

I talked to Jovani and we both felt it was in his best interests to get a fresh start somewhere else,” Richt said in a statement. “We wish him all the best in his future plans.”

Haskins was a three-star recruit out of New Jersey when he decided to attend Miami. He held a number of offers from other schools before deciding to head to South Florida and play for UM. He was ranked as the 19th best tight end in the country in the class of 2016.

After losing David Njoku to the NFL draft, and now Haskins deciding to leave the program, the Canes are getting think on that side of the ball. They figure to have a top 10 defense this year, but their offense is looking weak in the seam.

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  • Michael NapolesCAMPUSSPORTS Writer
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