A former four-star athlete recruit is on the move. Miami announced it has parted ways with wide receiver Marquez Ezzard after he spent just one season with the Hurricanes program.
Head coach Manny Diaz released a statement about the move: "Marquez and I talked, and we decided that it was in his best interesting to pursue opportunities at another school. We wish him all the best in his future plans."
Ezzard played in three games during his freshman season, which means he can use the new redshirt rule and have four years of eligibility remaining in his collegiate career.
The former four-star recruit initially committed to Florida State to play for Jimbo Fisher, but Fisher eventually left the Seminoles for Texas A&M. Ezzard then turned his attention to the Hurricanes where he committed in early 2018.
During his freshman campaign, Ezzard caught two passes for 24 yards. The former athlete recruit received 28 offers from some of the nation's best college football programs including Ohio State and Alabama.
He'll have to sit out the 2019 season, unless he receives a waiver from the NCAA - though he's unlikely to gain such a waiver.
Ezzard was primarily recruit by then-Miami assistant Ron Dugans who was let go by Manny Diaz when he was named the head coach. Florida State coach Willie Taggart immediately hired Dugans, which could leave Ezzard to transfer to Florida State.