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Daryl Porter, Jr.

position

Defensive Back

Height

5-10

Weight

185 lbs.

Class

Fourth-Year Junior

Hometown

Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

High School

American Heritage

Previous School

West Virginia

Twitter

@darylporterjr

Instagram

@darylpii

 

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2023 (Fourth-Year Junior): Delivered breakout season for Hurricanes, starting all 10 games in which he competed…Finished with 23 total tackles…Credited with four PBUs…Started season opener against Miami (Ohio) (Sept. 1)…Credited with five tackles and started in win over #23 Texas A&M (Sept. 9)…Made third straight start of season against Bethune-Cookman (Sept. 14)…Totaled three tackles and two pass breakups in start at Temple (Sept. 23)…Started against Georgia Tech (Oct. 7) and finished with two tackles…Posted four tackles (three solo) and started in road game against North Carolina (Oct. 14)…Tallied three stops and started in 2OT win over Clemson (Oct. 21)…Had three tackles and started in OT victory over Virginia (Oct. 28)…Started at NC State (Nov. 4) and had one solo tackle before exiting game with injury, forcing him to miss final three contests of regular season….Returned to start 2023 Bad Boy Mowers Pinstripe Bowl against Rutgers (Dec. 28) and posted two solo tackles.

2022 (Third-Year Sophomore): Saw action in nine games and made one start in first season with Hurricanes…Totaled 11 tackles, two tackles for loss and one PBU…Saw action in season opener against Bethune-Cookman (Sept. 3)…Posted five tackles (four solo) and one tackle for loss against MTSU (Sept. 24)…Had one solo tackle against North Carolina (Oct. 8)…Made first start of Miami career and had one solo tackle in win at Virginia Tech (Oct. 15)…Posted one tackle for loss and pass breakup in win at Georgia Tech (Nov. 12)…Had one solo tackle at Clemson (Nov. 19)…Chipped in two solo tackles against Pittsburgh (Nov. 26).

Before Miami: Spent first two seasons of career at West Virginia…Had breakout 2021 season with Mountaineers as second-year freshman, finishing with 46 tackles, one tackle for loss, one interception and five pass breakups…Had career-high six tackles in 2021 season opener at Maryland…Recorded first interception of career against TCU and returned it 43 yards…Saw action in six games, largely on special teams, as true freshman in 2020.

High School: An All-Broward first-team selection by Miami Herald at cornerback at American Heritage…Helped lead Patriots to 10-2 record in final year of high school, when he had 20 tackles, three TFLs and six interceptions…Had one interception junior season…Totaled nine interceptions and 19 PBUs over high school career…Three-star prospect initially picked West Virginia over Baylor, Boston College, Iowa State, Louisville, Penn State and Utah, among others.

Personal: Intends to major in American Studies.