Miami running back Henry Parrish Jr. isn’t a nationally-known name, but that could be about to change.

Parrish transferred to Miami earlier this offseason after having moderate success over the last 2 seasons at Ole Miss.

Miami also returns Jaylan Knighton at running back, but it seems Parrish is going to have a major role in Miami’s offense.

“I think he is going to have an opportunity to really establish himself,” offensive coordinator Josh Gattis said earlier this week, via 247Sports. “He had some success at Ole Miss. We are fortunate to have him because I think the world of him. He is a very talented player.”

Last season, Parrish carried the ball 105 times for 553 yards and 3 touchdowns. He was also effective in the passing game, catching 21 passes for 173 yards.

If he becomes a difference-maker for Miami’s offense this season, it could give the Canes a big boost. As of now, he’s one of 3 healthy scholarship running backs on Miami’s roster. He’s joined by Knighton and Thaddius Franklin Jr.

Miami opens the 2022 season with Bethune-Cookman on Saturday.