Good News: Just In Miami Hurricanes Confirm The Signing Of Another Top Experienced CB

Dyoni Hill, a CB transfer from Marshall, pledges to Miami
During his official visit, Dyoni Hill, a cornerback for Marshall, was added by Miami.
Lance Guidry, Chevis Jackson, and cornerback Dyoni Hill will get together in Miami.

During his formal visit, the former Marshall cornerback declared on Saturday night that he would be transferring to Miami. Following visits to West Virginia, Cincinnati, and Indiana, comes this. Missouri was a contender as well.

“I had a fantastic weekend. Being able to rebuild my relationship with the coaches I began with feels good. “I think it’s possible to finish with them and keep evolving,” Hill told InsideTheU. “What really struck me when I first arrived here was the enthusiasm in the weight room. I was inspired to work out right then and there. The back end will have a lot of protection next year since the guys have been accepting.”

The 6-foot, 172-pound player began the season as a rotational player but ended up starting nine games. In his first career start, Hill performed admirably on the road against NC State, intercepting one pass and breaking up another. Pro Football Focus reports that he finished the game with a 78.7 coverage grade and seven total tackles.

Hill participated in 671 defensive snaps throughout the season and had a great 70.9 coverage grade according to PFF. Against the Wolfpack, he had his lone interception and broke up four passes. Hill gave up 34 receptions for 517 yards and three touchdowns while being targeted 61 times.

Regarding his role in Miami’s system, Hill described it as “man on man coverage.” “It’s really difficult to win one-on-one, but I think it’s simple to win as a team. Let the frontend eat and you merely hold your own out there if you can win your one-on-one matches. I simply want to be able to go up to the plate and play man, zone, or whatever role they need me to play with all of my passion and enthusiasm.”

Hill is a proficient tackler as well. Hill racked up 55 tackles as a true sophomore, enough for an 84.1 grade, and only missing four in that area of his game. On PFF, he had an extremely high run defense grade of 84.6.

Four other candidates, including two running backs who have already committed to the program—running back Damien Martinez and linebacker Jaylin Alderman—visited Hill over the course of the weekend. Hill is optimistic that everyone will embrace it.

Hill described his time spent with the group of transfers as “pretty cool.” “I felt like we had a great connection and as a group we got together and talked about where our mind was and what school we would be committing to and we all decided that this is home.”

Although Miami is still waiting to hear from Louisville EDGE Tyler Baron and Houston wide receiver Sam Brown, there is cause for the Hurricanes to be positive about their chances.

Daryl Porter and Damari Brown, two veteran starters for Miami, are back, but with Hill joining Jadais Richard—who is growing and getting better—and a few younger players like Robert Stafford and Demetrius Freeney, the team’s depth has just increased. For a solid walk-on, Myles Mooyoung received a lot of burn this spring.

Under Armour All-American Ryan Mack and Romanas Frederique are two more true freshmen whom the Hurricanes will add to their roster this summer.

Miami added another cornerback with experience and time to continue growing in a system and with coaches Hill is comfortable with, since he had two more years of eligibility. Before Jackson accepted a position as the cornerbacks coach at Miami, he spent the previous two seasons working with him in Huntington.

During the 2022 season, Hill participated in another Guidry defensive system. At that time, Guidry oversaw a superior Thundering Herd defense that placed in the top ten in a number of categories.

Hill’s ranking with the 247Sports Rankings Council is ’87’.

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