It appears Manny Diaz is already making an impact for the Miami Hurricanes, as the fiery head coach is doing an excellent job prioritizing recruits and transfers.
Well, Miami received an immense boost to its secondary in the form of Bubba Bolden. The former four-star recruit made it official that he’ll transfer to the Hurricanes on Wednesday night.
Bolden played in only five games as a freshman for the USC Trojans and had an unfortunate suspension during his sophomore season. However, the potential-packed defensive back will have the chance to eventually start for the Hurricanes.
Miami lost its two starting safeties in Jaquan Johnson and Sheldrick Redwine to graduation, which makes this transfer news even better.
If Diaz is going to run a defense that prides itself on forcing turnovers, then having ball-hawking safeties that can make excellent reads on pass attempts will be critical.
Bolden was listed as the No. 59 overall recruit from his class, per 247Sports.
The talented safety announced his decision to join the Hurricanes on Twitter with this simple message:
— B. BOLD (@BubbBolden) January 10, 2019
Bolden is a teammate of tight end Brevin Jordan, who plays for the Hurricanes. Perhaps the familiarity between the players was a factor in his decision.
Regardless of the reasoning behind this move, Diaz and the Hurricanes must be thrilled about adding another important piece to their defense.