Miami Hurricanes have four new players unavailable at N.C. State, 11 total — including TE Brevin Jordan

David Furones, South Florida Sun Sentinel
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The No. 11 Miami Hurricanes had 11 total players listed on their pregame unavailability report ahead of Friday night’s game at N.C. State, including four additions to the list.

Junior tight end Brevin Jordan, who was described as “healthy” by coach Manny Diaz this week and was expected to play after missing the last two games with a shoulder injury, remained unavailable.

The four new scratches were redshirt sophomore offensive tackle John Campbell, freshman receiver Keyshawn Smith, redshirt sophomore offensive guard Ousman Traore and freshman tight end Dominic Mammarelli.

Aside from Jordan, the others that remained on the unavailability report were all freshmen in receivers Xavier Restrepo and Michael Redding III, quarterback Tyler Van Dyke, linebacker Corey Flagg and defensive lineman Elijah Roberts. Freshman tackle Issiah Walker is also listed as he awaits NCAA transfer clearance after his offseason move from Florida.

During the 2020 season, Miami is releasing names of players unavailable pregame but not differentiating whether players' absences are COVID-related or not.

Freshman safety Brian Balom, who was on the report for UM’s last game against Virginia, was removed from the list.

The win over the Cavaliers was followed by a bye week, which in theory could have allowed more players to return, but the Hurricanes only ended up with more players out.

Miami coach Manny Diaz seemed to hint on Monday that the team was going to be missing players on Friday.

“We’re going to try like heck to have a football team that we can stick on an airplane and fly to Raleigh on Thursday to go play on Friday,” Diaz said then. “The challenge is not getting easier. It’s getting harder as the year goes on.”

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