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Four-star DT Tayland Humphrey no longer with FIU football

The highest-rated recruit in FIU football history is no longer with the team after one season in Miami.

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FIU signed a pair of four-star JUCO DT’s in Tayland Humphrey and Teair Tart before last season. Humphrey is no longer with the program.
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Tayland Humphrey sent shock-waves through group of five football when he choose FIU over SEC heavyweights like Alabama and Auburn. However, after just one season in Miami, his tenure as a Panther has come to an end.

Humphrey, along with his younger brother John Bolding, who was an offensive lineman on the team, are “no longer with the program,” according to FIU Director of Athletic Communications Tyson Rodgers.

The 6-5, 350-pound Humphrey was the highest-rated recruit in the history of FIU football, when he signed in December of 2017.

He was expected to be paired with another four-star JUCO defensive tackle in Teair Tart and make an immediate impact last season.

While Tart excelled towards the end of last season, Humphrey struggled with consistency and part of a defensive line rotation in 2018.

He recorded 15 tackles and half of a sack in 12 contests, with eight of those being starts.

Bolding, a former two-star recruit, redshirted in 2018 and was expected to compete for playing time at guard this season.

Humphrey struggled with weight and conditioning issues during the early part of last season and was noted by the FIU staff as needing to have a strong spring practice.

Also, on March 6th, he was given a trespass warning at the Lakeview housing dormitories. The warning was later rescinded on March 8th, at the request of the party who made the initial complaint.