As it turns out, Kiy Hester‘s stay with Miami was a very brief one.
Following practice Monday, UM head coach Al Golden confirmed that the defensive back and the football program have officially parted ways. Hester was granted a release from his scholarship due to an unspecified personal situation.
“He’s got a personal issue at home,” the coach said according to the Miami Herald. “In fairness to the kid, I want to leave it at that.
“Kiy is a great kid. He’s got an issue at home that he’s dealing with and we released him.”
Hester went to high school in New Jersey before signing with The U. He’s expected to transfer to a school closer to his home state.
A four-star member of the Hurricanes’ 2014 recruiting class, Hester was rated as the No. 21 safety in the country and the No. 6 player at any position in the state of New Jersey. Rutgers was one of the 20-plus schools that offered Hester a scholarship, although it’s unclear if RU is a potential transfer destination.
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