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The Miami Hurricanes football program has received a significant enhancement with the addition of three transfer defensive tackles for the 2024 season. Each of these players—Simeon Barrow, C.J. Clark, and Marley Cook—brings a unique background and ranking history from their initial recruitment to their current transfer.

Simeon Barrow, who originally signed with Michigan State in the 2020 class, and Marley Cook, who joined Middle Tennessee State in the 2019 class, have seen their stock rise over the years. C.J. Clark, a 2019 signee with North Carolina State, rounds out this formidable trio. These players are expected to form the core of Miami’s defensive tackle rotation for the upcoming season.

Barrow’s arrival follows his participation in spring practice at Michigan State, stepping in to fill the gap left by Jared Harrison-Hunte, who transferred to SMU post-spring practice. Clark and Cook have already integrated into the Miami system, having taken part in the Hurricanes’ spring drills.

While Miami boasts versatility at the defensive tackle position, it is somewhat inexperienced beyond Barrow, Clark, and Cook. However, edge rushers Rueben Bain and Akheem Mesidor provide additional depth by shifting inside during passing downs.

Dec 30, 2022; Charlotte, NC, USA; North Carolina State Wolfpack defensive tackle C.J. Clark (5) in his stance during the second half against the Maryland Terrapins in the 2022 Duke's Mayo Bowl at Bank of America Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jim Dedmon-USA TODAY Sports

Clark’s experience is particularly noteworthy. Over parts of five seasons at North Carolina State, he played in 42 games with 22 starts, operating as both a defensive end and nose tackle in their 3-3-5 scheme. His career stats include 72 tackles, 7.5 tackles for loss, and 4.0 sacks. Clark and Cook are projected to be the starting defensive tackles for the Hurricanes, bringing both experience and skill to Miami’s defensive front.

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