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Miami Football 2015 Player Profile: Courtel Jenkins

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In an effort to keep even the most hardcore Miami fan up to date on their favorite players, SOTU will be running a Player Profile series. In these posts, our writers will profile players from each position that they think should get more face time. They will recap their previous year, or in some cases, preview what may be to come. That way, when the season get's here, you hopefully will have a new found love for the team on the field.

Courtel Jenkins

Sophomore - DT - 6'1 314 - Jersey City, NJ (DePaul Catholic H.S.)

Recorded 7 tackles in limited action last season.

Did appear to be pretty stout though, when he saw game action.

And should be improved this season, due to conditioning improvements alone.

Should definitely get more snaps this season.

Summary: The Hurricanes defense remains starved from an impact interior defensive line stalwart. Calvin Heurtelou and Michael Wyche will probably get the first cracks at filling the role. Jenkins will have to compete with another second year player in Anthony Moten, veterans Earl Moore and Corey King, and freshman Kendrick Norton  for PT behind them. Along with Wyche, Jenkins is probably the player with the most girth of the group. That could help him, especially if Miami struggles to stop the run.  But he will need to show the ability to get off blocks and get penetration as well.  With UM allegedly going to more one gap looks, this could help the entire unit, including Jenkins.  Any pass rush they get from the big sophomore would be a plus.  Looks for Jenkins to get plenty of snaps as he continues to develop, and chip in 20-25 tackles this season and maybe a sack or two.

Stay tuned for more player profiles from SOTU as we count down to kick off.