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BYU RB Miles Davis Enters NCAA Transfer Portal

Dec 7, 2023, 11:22 AM | Updated: Dec 8, 2023, 10:43 am

PROVO, Utah – BYU football lost a running back to the NCAA Transfer Portal. Miles Davis has entered the portal.

On Thursday, Davis reposted a tweet on X from On3 Sports reporting that the ball carrier from Las Vegas was headed to the Transfer Portal. KSL Sports has since confirmed Davis is entering the portal.

Davis appeared in 19 games over his four years with the BYU program. During the 2023 season, he played in five games, rushing for 78 yards on 16 carries.

In BYU’s win against Cincinnati on September 29, Davis rushed for 17 yards on four carries in his first appearance of the season. After that game, BYU head coach Kalani Sitake said that he felt Davis would be a “mainstay” in the Cougar backfield.

“I was so proud of Miles Davis, fighting through adversity, and he got lost in the shuffle in the competition and had opportunities and I never saw him letdown at all,” Sitake said on September 29. “Throughout the whole season, he was always working, always upbeat, always positive, and then had his opportunities. I think he’s going to be a mainstay for us.”

Miles Davis was part of the BYU football program for four years

That never materialized as starting running back Aidan Robbins recovered from a rib injury that he suffered in fall camp. Then, the emergence of freshman LJ Martin also hurt Davis’ chances of earning snaps.

Davis signed with BYU in the 2020 recruiting class. He initially arrived as a wide receiver from Las Vegas High School. When he arrived in Provo, he was immediately switched to running back, a position he never played in high school.

Davis was on pace to potentially be the primary backup to Tyler Allgeier in 2021. He was the talk of fall camp for his play, but he suffered a foot injury that sidelined him until the last two games of the year.

In 2022, Davis had the best performance of his BYU career, rushing for 131 yards on 13 carries in a win over Wyoming on September 24, 2022.

Two years remaining for Davis

Davis has two years of eligibility remaining in his collegiate career. That’s caused by the 2020 season being a free year of eligibility amidst COVID-19 and 2021 counting as Davis’ redshirt.

Davis is the sixth BYU football player to enter the Transfer Portal in the 2024 cycle. The others include defensive ends Michael Daley, John Henry Daley, long snapper Austin Riggs, wide receiver Dom Henry, and former quarterback/running back Sol-Jay Maiava-Peters.

Mitch Harper is a BYU Insider for KSLsports.com and host of the Cougar Tracks Podcast (SUBSCRIBE) and Cougar Sports Saturday (Saturday from 12–3 p.m.) on KSL Newsradio. Follow Mitch’s coverage of BYU in the Big 12 Conference on X and Threads: @Mitch_Harper.

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