Waymond Steed, Jr. is a 6-0 225 lb. sixth-year redshirt senior from Miami, Florida. The former stand out from Miami Central high school saw action in all 12 games last season. Steed ranked second on the team with 54 total tackles including 24 solo. Steed saw one season derailed due to injury in 2019. Steed’s best performance came against Michigan State in which he finished with eight tackles and a sack.
Keontra Smith is listed at 5-11 and 205 lbs. The former recruited safety was utilized as a striker in Manny Diaz’s scheme and ultimately moved to play weakside linebacker. The fourth-year junior saw action in nine games and made four starts last year. As a sophomore he totaled 38 tackles, five tackles for loss and three sacks. The former consensus four star recruit had his best season as a Hurricane a year ago and looks to solidify a spot moving forward.
Chase Smith is 6-2, 205 lbs. and had a predominant roll last year on special teams. This sophomore has flashed on film and shows a penchant for hard hits, instincts and some foot speed. A consensus four-star prospect, Smith was ranked the 34th best outside linebacker in the country by ESPN. A legacy recruit, Smith is the son of former UM tight end Willie Smith who played in the NFL and was an All-American in 1985.
Wesley Bissainthe is a true freshman listed at 6-1 and 205 lbs. This consensus four-star and four-orange prospect was the 189th overall player in the ESPN300. Bissainthe has turned heads and teammates say physically he does not look like a freshman. The former Miami Central rocket won state championships in 2019 and 2020. This coveted linebacker was involved in a highly contested recruiting battle where Mario Cristobal paid dividends. Picked Miami over offers Alabama, Florida, Florida state, Oregon and USC, among others.