According to a team source Young, a junior linebacker, asked for his release to transfer earlier this month. Marshall is where sophomore wide receiver Tyre Brady landed after leaving Miami in January.
Young was suspended by Miami after the school learned through a former girlfriend that he and other players may have used luxury rental cars from a local agency in exchange for future restitution. The Miami Herald reported the agency is South Beach Exotic Rentals.
Three of the Hurricanes’ top players — senior wide receiver Stacy Coley and linebacker Jermaine Grace and redshirt junior defensive end Al-Quadin Muhammad — are also being investigated by the school. Those players have missed portions of practice to deal with the matter (which is being handled by UM, not the NCAA).
UM is still determining what, if any, punishments to hand out. It would report any found violations and subsequent corrective action to the NCAA. Several Hurricanes staff members said privately they expect Coley, Muhammad and Grace to remain on the team, though no one would be surprised if they were suspended to start the season.
It bears repeating UM has not made a decision on discipline at this time. Those players have not been available to speak to the media this month (neither have two players involved in unrelated situations: running back Mark Walton, who was cleared in a legal matter, and freshman wide receiver Sam Bruce, who was involved in an incident dating back to high school. Bruce may be suspended to start the year; Walton will not).
The school has been investigating the rental car situation since at least January. A resolution is expected before Miami’s season-opener, Sept. 3 against Florida A&M.
Sources with direct knowledge said Young’s pseudo-dismissal stemmed from, in part, not being forthcoming with UM’s compliance department.
Young, who played in four games as a freshman in 2014, became UM’s starting middle linebacker last October because of an injury to senior Raphael Kirby. He finished with 57 tackles (three for loss), one interception and one forced fumble in 10 games.
Under new defensive coordinator Manny Diaz last spring, he played weak-side linebacker as freshman Shaq Quarterman grabbed the starting spot in the middle.
As for Brady, a UM source said he failed drug tests multiple times and was removed by the school, not the football team. And it’s apparent he’s making the most of his fresh start. Reporter Grant Traylor, who covers Marshall for the Huntington (W.V.) Herald-Dispatch, said Brady has been roasting defensive backs in practice.
“Best receiver on the field by far. Not even close,
Traylor said. “He has made play after play after play in practice. … He’s been tearing it up.”
Like Young, Brady will play on Marshall’s scout team this year, sitting out because of NCAA transfer rules.