Miami RB Jaylan Knighton announces plans for 2023 season
Miami running back Jaylan Knighton announced on Tuesday morning that he will enter the transfer portal.
Knighton spent 3 seasons at Miami and he will be moving on from the program. In a Twitter post, he expressed gratitude for his time at Miami.
“After much conversation, I’ve made a decision to enter the transfer portal,” Knighton said. “I’ve made many long-lasting friendships at The U that will never be forgotten. For all that I’ve learned from every coach here, your teachings were not in vain and you are much appreciated.”
Thank you for Everything Miami🙌🏾 pic.twitter.com/8VptlBg1GU
— The real Rooster‼️Ⓜ️ (@jaylan_knighton) December 6, 2022
In the 2022 season, Knighton rushed for 423 yards and 1 rushing touchdown in 9 games. His lone rushing touchdown came against Georgia Tech on Nov. 12. In that game, he posted his season-high in rushing with 118 rushing yards. That was his only game this season over 100 rushing yards. Knighton played in 10 games for the Hurricanes in 2022.
In 3 seasons, Knighton ended his time at Miami with a total of 1,193 rushing yards and 10 total touchdowns. His best season at Miami came in 2021 when he rushed for 561 yards and 8 touchdowns. He will hope to have another season that mirrors his 2021 campaign on the ground.
Knighton will have 2 years of eligibility left in college football.