Running back Danny Dillard slipped onto UM’s football roster just in time to bolster a position competition that became more intense with the departure of former star and current Miami Dolphin Lamar Miller.
Dillard, who wears No. 32 and is from Venice, was cleared by the NCAA Eligibility Center and arrived on the first day of fall camp Friday. Golden said Dillard was doing well, despite needing to catch up conditioning-wise with the freshmen who were on campus during the summer.
“Danny’s finding a role right now,” offensive coordinator Jedd Fisch said. “He’s beginning to kind of feel his way a little bit and learn the system. You know he’s a big back. He’s 6-foot-2 and … maybe 218 [pounds]. So he can carry the load on some of those short-yard-type plays.”
When asked who was standing out on the offense, Fisch said he liked all five wide receiver signees: Robert Lockhart, Malcolm Lewis, D’Mauri Jones, Herb Waters and Jontavious Carter. They’re “all playing very well right now,” Fisch said.