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JUCO TE Jerome Washington signs LOI with Miami Football

'Canes add much needed depth at a position of need.

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We all know that in 2015, UM will no longer have the services of third team All-American Clive Walford at tight end.

The good news is, they will have plenty of prospects to fill the void.

Today, JUCO transfer Jerome Washington signed on, meaning he will be available in January.

Official release from UM:

CORAL GABLES, Fla. – Jerome Washington, the top-ranked junior college tight end in the country, has signed a National Letter of Intent to play football for the Miami Hurricanes and will enroll in January.

Washington, a 6-foot-5, 255-pound standout from Elizabeth, N.J., will have four years of eligibility with the Hurricanes. Washington was a consensus four star-ranked player by 247Sports, Rivals and ESPN, and was ranked the 19th overall junior college prospect by ESPN. He was also ranked the 16th best junior college prospect in 247Sports’ composite rankings.

Washington enrolled at Mercer County Community College this past fall but played for the Gattaca Football club team under head coach Manuel Galarza.

Our take: It is hard to say just how good Washington will be based on the level of competition he has faced thus far, but he is an intriguing prospect.  Miami has had hits (Jeremy Shockey) and misses (Beau Sandland) in recent years going the JUCO route for TEs. The good news is that with Standish Dobard, Christopher Herndon, and David Njoku among others already in the mix, there should be healthy competition at the position.