Redshirt Sophomore Quarterback Jacurri Brown To Enter The Transfer Portal

Despite Electing To Return To Miami After The 2023 Season, Brown Will Move On After Falling Out Of Favor In QB Room 
Dec 28, 2023; Bronx, NY, USA; Miami Hurricanes quarterback Jacurri Brown (11) throws the ball during
Dec 28, 2023; Bronx, NY, USA; Miami Hurricanes quarterback Jacurri Brown (11) throws the ball during / Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports

The spring transfer window is open, and that doesn’t just mean new players are coming into the Miami football program but also familiar faces leaving. confirms reports that redshirt sophomore quarterback Jacurri Brown is set to enter the transfer portal after two seasons at the University of Miami. Brown spent last season using his redshirt, practicing with the scout team before getting a chance to start in the team’s season finale against Rutgers in the Pinstripe Bowl. 

Brown threw for 181 yards and scored three total touchdowns in the team’s 31-24 loss. Many expecting Brown to move on from the program after the 2023 season, but returned and saw the team bring two quarterbacks. One, of course, being the presumptive starter in Cam Ward. Looking back at Brown coming out of high school, he was a four-star quarterback who strongly considered Arizona State, Auburn, and Texas A&M before landing in Coral Gables. 

If Brown wanted to revisit a potential transfer to any of those schools, Auburn would make a lot of sense given Arizona State looks locked in with Jaden Rashada and Texas A&M with Connor Weigman

Regardless of where Brown ends up going, it can be said that Brown’s time at Miami was a strange one. He was recruited by the previous staff in Rhett Lashlee and Manny Diaz then ended up staying committed to the new regime led by Mario Cristobal. He’ll enter the portal and head to what will be his third different offensive coordinator of his young career. 

With Brown’s exit, the battle for a backup quarterback to Ward comes down to true sophomore Emory Williams and Albany transfer Reese Poffenbarger, who appear neck and neck following Miami’s spring game.

Brian Smith


Fan Nation High school football recruiting analyst covering the state of Florida, as well as across the Southeastern United States and the state of Texas.