The coaching staff has placed a premium on having quality safeties to help run the defense.
They like the versatility and athleticism often found at the position, but also the ability to provide strong support with having good tacklers in the back. It is a position Miami has produced NFL players such as Chargers starter Rayshawn Jenkins as well as fellow pros Sheldrick Redwine, Jaquan Johnson, Adrian Colbert, Deon Bush, Jamal Carter, and Romeo Finley.
The emphasis on acquiring quality safety has paid dividends with the top-ranked recruit in the 2020 class, Avantae Williams, and 2021 class, James Williams, both being safeties.
The Hurricanes return three safeties who earned substantial playing time last season in Gurvan Hall, Amari Carter, and Bubba Bolden with Carter as the lone senior and soon the team will be looking for a new duo to lead the way for the future.
Here is an outlook at the safety position for the future:
Note: This breakdown assumes all players will remain in the program for four years and none will redshirt. It gives you an idea of who will be on the roster together as well as who could emerge as the starters in battles for playing time as well as who might redshirt to balance out the numbers for the future.