Ole Miss running back Henry Parrish Jr. entered the transfer portal on Wednesday, Matt Zenitz of On3 reported. On Sunday, he announced his commitment to the hometown Miami Hurricanes, following Rebel running back coach Kevin Smith to Coral Gables.
Parrish was the fourth-leading rusher for the Rebels in 2021 behind running backs Jerrion Ealy and Snoop Conner and quarterback Matt Corral. Parrish rushed for 553 yards and three touchdowns in Ole Miss' 10-win campaign.
As soon as Parrish hit the portal there was speculation of Miami and the rumors turned out to have true value in short order for the former Miami (Fla.) Columbus standout.
The former Rebel joins the aforementioned Ealy, Conner and Corral who are all leaving Oxford this offseason, although those three have declared for the NFL Draft. Ealy, Conner and Corral all rushed for over 600 yards in 2021.
Ole Miss is not without hope in its running back room, however. The Rebels signed Alabama-prep standout Quinshon Judkins in the early signing period and have also landed TCU transfer running back Zach Evans out of the portal. Ole Miss also returns running back Kentrel Bullock out of Columbia, Miss., who had 17 carries for 78 yards last season.
Evans became the first Horned Frog to enter the transfer portal following a 48-14 loss to Iowa State in November. In six games, the former top running back prospect rushed for a team-high 684 yards and five touchdowns.
Judkins finished his senior 2021 season with 1,524 yards and 26 touchdowns in nine games of action.
Continue to check back with The Grove Report for more updates on Ole Miss' transfer portal situation.
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