Former ‘Canes QB Cannon Smith Transfers To Memphis
The University of Miami quarterback transfer saga has come to a close.
Redshirt freshman quarterback Cannon Smith, who told UM coach Randy Shannon on Monday he was leaving the Hurricanes to pursue another college, has chosen Memphis as his new school.
“Cannon decided he will play for Memphis,” Cannon’s father, Fred Smith, told The Miami Herald through a text message late Sunday afternoon.
Taylor Cook, the other former UM quarterback who left UM last week, already transferred to Rice.
Both players will have to sit out one season, per NCAA transfer rules. Memphis and Rice are both in Conference USA.
Hurricanes football fans know at least two other UM transfers at Memphis: DajLeon Farr, now a 6-6, 260-pound senior tight end; and Jermaine McKenzie, a 6-2, 185-pound redshirt sophomore wide receiver.
Farr played 29 games with UM, catching 10 passes for 134 yards and three touchdowns.
McKenzie played three games for the Canes but never caught a pass.