Former UNLV offensive lineman Justice Oluwaseun announced on Saturday, May 22 that he will be transferring to the University of Miami.
Oluwaseun, who entered the transfer portal back in January, started all six of the Rebels games in 2020.
“I’m just going to give it everything I got and try to be great,” Oluwaseun said during his commitment announcement.
The Texas native chose the Hurricanes over Baylor and Houston amongst others.
“It was kind of mind blowing,” Oluwaseun said when speaking on the attention he got from schools during the recruiting process. “You never really think coming from UNLV and going from a Group-of-5 to a Power-5 that this would happen. I didn’t think coaches would want to reach out like that and try to come get me.”
Oluwaseun got to UNLV in 2017, choosing the Rebels over offers from Tulane, Kansas and North Texas.
After redshirting as a true freshman, Oluwaseun found the field in 2018, starting the teams final four games.
He went on to start every game for the Rebels in 2019 and 2020, only missing the Hawaii game in 2019 due to injury.
“It was definitely a learning period for me,” Oluwasean said of his time at UNLV. “Just building my mind, building my body and just spiritually strengthening myself. Being here just helped me grow a lot.”
Oluwaseun will have an opportunity to step in and contribute right away for the Hurricanes.
Miami had one of the worst O-lines in the country in 2019 and there was only marginal improvement in 2020.
Adding a veteran like Oluwaseun will bolster the line and bring a nasty streak to the unit.
“I just got to get to work. That’s the biggest thing,” Oluwaseun said. “I’m trying to get to the [NFL] so just step by step I’m doing all the right things and all the little things [...] Just the grind. Right now, it's back to work.”
The jump up in competition is also a challenge that Oluwaseun is looking forward to and attacking head on.
“Miami is one of the most prolific schools in the nation. Everybody knows ‘The U,’” he said. “I was excited when I started getting attention from the ACC just because of the schools we get to play. It’s definitely a conference that has a lot of respect […] and I’m very excited to be a part of that.”
Oluwaseun will also be reunited with his former position coach at UNLV Garin Justice.
Justice was not brought back to UNLV after the Rebels overhauled their coaching staff following the 2019 season. He wound up as the offensive line coach at Miami in 2020 and surely played a major part in Oluwaseun’s signing with the Hurricanes.
Oluwaseun will have two years of eligibility remaining.