Former Alabama defensive lineman, Jamil Burroughs chooses the Canes as his next destination
By WVUA 23 Digital Reporter Sutton Smith
TUSCALOOSA – Former Alabama defensive lineman, Jamil Burroughs will now call Miami home after transferring to the school yesterday.
The former member of the Crimson Tide’s 2020 recruiting class spent three years at the University often playing in mop-up duty.
The defensive end out of Powder Springs, Georgia, was a three-star recruit out of high school ranked as the 34th best at his position and the overall 347th best prospect nationally by 247 Sports.
At Alabama, Burroughs saw limited action in his first two seasons yet saw his role increase in 2022. Last season, Burroughs recorded eight total tackles including a sack. In his career as a member of the Crimson Tide, Burroughs recorded 15 total tackles and two sacks.
Now, Burroughs looks to make an impact on the Miami Hurricanes roster however, he’ll have to wait another year. Burroughs would be a redshirt junior this season but due to transferring after the period of eligibility, Burroughs is ineligible to play for the Hurricanes this year. 2024 will be Burroughs last year of eligibility and his only year strapping up as a Hurricane.
This isn’t the first time a former Alabama football player chose the Hurricanes in the transfer portal. At the conclusion of the 2022 season, offensive guard Javion Cohen and wide receiver Tyler Harrell both transferred from the Capstone to Miami.