Miami puts 1 player on ESPN's list of top 50 transfers for 2022 season
Miami defensive end Akheem Mesidor made ESPN’s list of top 50 transfers in 2022.
Mesidor has been one of the top pass rushers in the ACC this season. He has recorded 8 tackles for loss and 5 sacks in just 6 games so far in 2022.
He was placed at No. 39 on the list. Here’s some analysis from ESPN’s Tom VanHaaren:
Mesidor is tied for third on the team in total tackles (25) so far this season. The Hurricanes are tied for the ACC lead in team sacks (24), and Mesidor leads the way with five. He is second on the team in tackles for loss (eight) and has three pass breakups and one quarterback hurry.
Mesidor was the only Miami player to make the list, although the Canes brought in several talented transfers in the last cycle. Receiver Colbie Young has been emerging in recent weeks and could receive consideration if ESPN updates this list at the end of the season.
The list includes players like Tennessee’s Hendon Hooker, who transferred prior to this season. He was placed at No. 1 on the list following the Vols’ 7-0 start to the season.
Mesidor will lead Miami’s defense on Saturday as the Canes look to beat Virginia on the road. It’s a must-win game for a Miami program that is trying to achieve bowl eligibility this season.
Kickoff is at 12:30 p.m. ET on Saturday afternoon.