Linebacker Tirek Austin-Cave enters transfer portal

MIAMI GARDENS, FL - SEPTEMBER 22: A University of Miami Hurricanes football helmet is held in the air during the college football game between the Florida International University Panthers and the University of Miami Hurricanes on September 22, 2018 at the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, FL. (Photo by Doug Murray/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

Third-year linebacker Tirek Austin-Cave has entered the transfer portal. This was first reported by the Orange Bowl Boys and Caneville.

Austin-Cave, who totaled 11 tackles in his two prior seasons with Miami, is the fourth Hurricane to enter the transfer portal in 2022.

The consensus three-star prospect from Pennsauken, N.J. chose UM over offers from Texas A&M, Minnesota, West Virginia and others. Austin-Cave finished his senior season at Camden High School with 148 tackles, 11 sacks, two interceptions, two forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries and a blocked punt.

With Austin-Cave’s departure, there are now no active players on Miami’s roster from New Jersey.