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Miami Hurricanes 2016 Freshman Profile: Michael Irvin II

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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 2016. That way, when the season get's here, you hopefully will have a new found love for the team on the field.



Michael Irvin II

TE/H-Back - 6'2 230 Freshman - Ft, Lauderdale, Fl (St. Thomas Aquinas)

Legacy was ranked a consensus three star prospect by major recruiting services.

Is not the most explosive athlete, but has excellent size and the sneaky speed to develop into a very good receiving threat, and also has already received high praise from a very credible source:

What else stands out about Irvin Jr. besides his name?

The kid has incredible hands and great balance:

Summary:  So Irvin II is a little better than maybe we thought.  But will he see the field in 2016?  It's hard to imagine, given UM has David Njoku, Chris Herndon III, and Stan Dobard all returning at the TE/H-Back spots.   It's good to know however that he's capable, in case injuries occur.   And while he may need to work on his overall athleticism to really excel at this level, I could see him as a dependable option if need be.  Irvin II once had a 21 catch performance as a junior at the prep level.  I don't care who you are competing against, 21 catches is impressive anywhere. So if the son of the former Miami and Cowboys legend is pressed into action, he can at minimum be a safety valve who likely won't drop much of anything.  Down the line, he'll need to develop as a blocker, and as mentioned earlier improve things like his first step. But rest assured, this kid can play.  He's not only a Hurricane because of his name, and at some point in his career he could even develop into a Clive Walford type TE who opponents have to scout for.