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Miami Has Lost 3 Players To Transfer In Last 2 Days

A look at the sky during a Miami-Syracuse game.

MIAMI GARDENS, FL - OCTOBER 21: A general view of Hard Rock Stadium during a game between the Miami Hurricanes and the Syracuse Orange on October 21, 2017 in Miami Gardens, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

Miami had a very nice second season under Mark Richt, but three players weren't satisfied with things at The U, and are heading elsewhere.

The three players have all been announced as transfers from Miami in the last two days.

Redshirt sophomore defensive lineman Ryan Fines, redshirt junior linebacker Darrion Owens, and most recently true freshman defensive end DJ Johnson have all elected to move on.

Owens has graduated from Miami, so he will be allowed to play right away for whichever program he heads to. The other two players will have to sit out a season before playing for their next teams. Johnson is a particularly interesting one. He was one of Miami's top recruits in the class of 2017, and played in eight games this season. However, it sounds like the California native wants to head closer to home.

Johnson, a former four-star recruit, was the third-ranked player in Miami's 2017 recruiting class, and the top player on the defensive side of the ball, per 247Sports. The Sacramento native had 100 offers, including most of the Pac-12. He took official visits to USC and Utah during his recruitment.