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Miami Linebacker Patrick Joyner Jr. Transfers To Utah State

Patrick Joyner Jr. #52 of the Miami Hurricanes reacts against the Pittsburgh Panthers at Hard Rock Stadium on November 24, 2018 in Miami Gardens, Florida. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)

LOGAN, Utah – Former Miami Hurricanes linebacker Patrick Joyner Jr. announced that he will be transferring to the Utah State football program.

Patrick Joyner Jr. will go from Miami to Utah State, it is unknown if he will be eligible immediately.

Joyner made his announcement on Twitter on Monday afternoon.

“Time for a….New atmosphere. New mindset. Different time zone. Thank you Utah State for this opportunity,” Joyner tweeted.

The South Dade High School product in Homestead, Florida entered the portal on January 5 after spending three seasons with the Hurricanes. As a true freshman in 2018, Joyner played in four games, racking up five tackles, including two tackles for loss. In 2019, he played in one game but missed most of the season due to recovery from off-season surgery. He used his redshirt.

As a redshirt sophomore in 2020, Joyner played in four games for Miami. Coming out of high school in the 2018 signing class, Joyner was a three-star prospect, who was a defensive end, ranked No. 39 at the position and the No. 104 recruit in the state of Florida.

During his recruitment, Joyner received offers from Miami, Florida State, Alabama, Colorado State, Florida, Florida Atlantic, Illinois, Indiana, Marshall, Maryland, Michigan State, Oregon State, Pittsburgh, Syracuse, Tulaen, UCF and USF.

Joyner is following Ephraim Banda to Logan. Banda was named the Aggies defensive coordinator last week as new head coach Blake Anderson continues to fill out his coaching staff. Ephraim Banda was co-defensive coordinator and safeties coach for Miami for the last two seasons.

Coach Anderson brought two of his players from Arkansas State to Utah State, including quarterback Logan Bonner and wide receiver Brandon Bowling. The Aggies will continue to fill out their roster as they get closer to spring football, which is expected to start around March or April.

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