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Miami Freshman Profile: Jamie Gordinier

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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 Freshman Profile series. In these posts, our writers will profile UM's newcomers for 2015. That way, when the season get's here, you hopefully will have a new found love for the team on the field.

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Jamie Gordinier

DE/OLB - 6'4 235 - Red Bank, NJ

We kick off the freshman profile series in 2015 with a 3 star prospect who just might be better than his ratings.

Gordinier selected UM over schools like Rutgers, Maryland, and Michigan State, among others.

Given the news below,  he better be good.

Is definitely a very good athlete for his size, and he plays with a high motor.

Chances He Redshirts (1-10)   -  4

As part of this series we will evaluate if the given newcomer stands a chance to sit out his first season to retain eligibility.

Al Golden and staff has a propensity to get younger players' feet wet (sometimes questionably).

I think Gordinier is more physically ready than the average freshman to see the field.  The mental aspect of the game and the Hurricanes terrific depth of edge rushers (see AQM, McCord, Thomas) may keep him off the field on defense.  But special teams would seem like  a distinct possibility.

Summary:  JG comes to Miami as a player used to playing standing.  But as he continues to grow and fill out his frame, I could absolutely see him ending up as a DE.  Wherever he ends up, the kid looks like a player.  It will be interesting to see how/if he us used as a true frosh. Down the line he could be a cornerstone in what UM fans hope is a dominant defense. Even if he doesn't turn into a star, I could see Gordinier being a solid contributor and an Anthony Chickillo type player down the line, given his physical tool set and his temperament on the field. If all pans out his ceiling would appear to be an 8-10 sack kinda player down the line.