Mitchell Agude is a sixth-year redshirt senior who played his previous two season at UCLA. The former second-team All-Pac 12 selection had 54 tackles, two sacks and 6.5 tackles for loss. Agude was a main stay for the Bruins and started 10 of 12 games in 2021. His best game last year was when he faced his California rival. Agude had a career-high ten tackles in a win vs the USC Trojans. At 6-4, 240 pounds, the newly acquired transfer defensive end has a very quick first step and can also set the edge outside as a run defender. Look for Agude to have one of the more meaningful roles on a defensive line that is amounting quality depth with transfers.
Elijah Roberts is a third-year sophomore from Columbus high school. The 6-4 275 pound monster saw action in nine games last year. Roberts finished the 2021 campaign with eight tackles and made his career debut in 2020 as a true freshman when Miami pounded FSU 52-10. A consensus four star prospect out of high school, Roberts chose Miami over Florida, Florida State, Michigan, Nebraska, North Carolina, Tennessee, and an Oregon squad that was coached by Mario Cristobal.
Thomas Davis is the 6-2 220 pound redshirt freshman from Lowndes high school in Valdosta, Georgia. Although suffering from injury last year, Davis was getting first team reps this spring. Davis was rated the 39th best player in Georgia regardless of position by ESPN. Davis chose Miami over offers from Arkansas, Florida State, Mississippi State and South Carolina among others.
Jabari Ishmael has the size at 6-5 and 245 pounds to be a rangy and effective option at end. The redshirt freshman from Columbus high school in Miami saw action in only one game last year for the Hurricanes. Out of high school, the consensus four star prospect was rated number 197 on the ESPN300 and led Columbus to a state title as a junior. Ishmael has family ties to the Hurricanes and is the son of Miami strength and conditioning coach Victor Ishmael. Chose Miami over offers from Florida, Florida State, Michigan, Notre Dame, Ole Miss, Penn State and Tennessee among others.