Manny Diaz and the Miami Hurricanes have added a heck of a player to their roster.
Former four-star safety Bubba Bolden has officially transferred from USC to Miami. Bolden played as a freshman in 2017, but was forced to miss a year due to a student conduct suspension.
He decided to transfer despite being reinstated to the Trojans a month ago.
The 6-3, 200-pound safety from Las Vegas played in only five games as a freshman two years ago, recording eight total tackles.
Bolden reportedly spent the year at a junior college and did not play football. His offers coming into college came from schools like Ohio State, Michigan, and Ole Miss along with USC. Bolden still has three years of eligibility left.
The first commitment of the Manny Diaz Era at Miami is a big one as former USC S and Top100 recruit Bubba Bolden announces he’s headed to Coral Gables. This one has been in the works for a while now. https://t.co/pTaNTJ1pUp pic.twitter.com/1eo8fhViGY— Andrew Ivins (@Andrew_Ivins) January 10, 2019
This is a big acquisition for Miami, which lost two safeties after this season. Jaquon Johnson and Sheldrick Redwine both graduated last year, but Bolden will help to fill those holes down the road.
The former No. 7 safety in the nation will re-join former high school teammate and current Hurricanes