Florida State also was picked as the Atlantic Division favorite while Miami was the top choice in the Coastal.
The ACC announced Thursday several games that will be nationally televised during the first three weeks of the 2017 season. The Miami-FSU game, scheduled for September 16th, will kickoff at 8 p.m.
The Arkansas native transferred to the Hurricanes following his junior college career, helping Miami to the 1989 national championship while also being named an All American that season.
The transfer still leaves a crowded group looking to replace Brad Kaaya, who left after his junior year for the NFL Draft.
The Miami Hurricanes hosted its Pro Day Wednesday on the campus of the University of Miami campus in Coral Gables.