As fall camp continues to creep closer, the University of Miami football program had another player depart.
The school announced Wednesday afternoon that junior defensive back Terrance Henley decided to leave the program.
UM head coach Mark Richt issued the customary cookie-cutter statement regarding Henley’s departure.
“I talked to Terrance and he felt like he would have more opportunities for playing time at another program,” Richt said. “We wish him all the best in his future plans.”
Including Henley, the Hurricanes now have had four players elect to leave the program for “greener pastures” since January.
Running back Gus Edwards; quarterback Jack Allison left the program almost immediately following the Canes’ spring game and tight end Jovani Haskins left in early June.
Henley, a 6-foot, 172-pound Pompano Beach Blanche Ely alum, wasn’t very high on the Hurricanes’ cornerback depth chart. In his two seasons with Miami, Henley most played on special teams and only saw action with the defense in three games this past season – recording three tackles in the process.
Fans should not fret however, UM’s cornerback situation went from scarce to solid with the continued emergence of sophomore Malek Young and the arrivals JUCO transfer Jhavonte Dean, graduate transfer Dee Delaney and true freshman Trajan Bandy.
Former Canes OL Freeman Brown Passes Away
Football Hotbed learned Monday that former University of Miami and Miami Carol City offensive lineman Freeman Brown passed away.
Brown played for Miami from 1994 to 1997 and was a three-year letterman.
Standing 6-foot-7 and weighing 340 pounds, “Big Free” still registers as one of the biggest players to ever don a Hurricanes uniform.
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Brown was 42.