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Why Brevin Jordan Can Be Miami’s Next Great Tight End

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A look at Miami’s newest commit, and what he will bring to the field for the Canes

Newly-Committed UM Tight End Brevin Jordan (Left) with Former UM Tight End David Njoku (Right)
Twitter: @BrevinJordan

Although Bishop Gorman High School, 4-Star TE Brevin Jordan is the 16th recruit to verbally commit to #Storm18, he is the most important to Miami’s future.

In today’s college football, and especially in Mark Richt’s offense, the Tight End position is becoming more valuable. A great Tight End has the ability to create mismatches in the secondary and become a QB’s best friend. As Hurricane fans, We saw this in the 2001 season with Ken Dorsey and Jeremy Shockey. We even saw this last year as Brad Kaaya threw David Njoku 43 passes, 698 yards, and 8 TD’s.

With Njoku gone, though, and with presumed starter Christopher Herndon leaving after the 2017 season, the future at Tight End is unstable. Brevin Jordan is a versatile athlete, who can catch in traffic and can easily become Miami’s best receiving option. With a 6’3”, 257 pound frame and a strong, physical play style, all questions of his ability as a run-blocker are answered.

Fortunately, I was able to talk to Brevin about his commitment and his thoughts on the future.

Grant Misemer: When you first visited Miami you characterized your visit as “indescribable”. What made UM stick out?

Brevin Jordan: Miami gave me that home vibe. Yeah, they have nice facilities and the weather is good, but what mattered to me the most was the home vibe. I felt at home.

GM: How do you see yourself fitting into Mark Richt’s offensive scheme?

BJ: I can block, I can run routes pretty good, but at the end of the day I want to be a guy like [David] Njoku was last year or [Christopher] Herndon this year who can do it all: pass blocking, run blocking, but also being a down the field threat. I’m not a normal Tight End. Most Tight End’s today are guys that are big and run routes, but can’t block or are big and can block, but can’t run routes. I can do both.

GM: Right now, there is only one Tight End on the roster with legitimate game experience (Christopher Herndon, who leaves next year). Did the lack of depth at TE factor into your decision?

BJ: It did in this situation, but at the end of the day, recruiting wise, I know I am going to have to be ready to compete.

GM: When you took your visit to Miami, you met up with David Njoku. How much of an impact did David Njoku play into your decision and what advice did he give you?

BJ: He definitely played a part in it. He’s going to go in the first round and that’s my goal too, but we didn’t really talk like that. His advice to me was he wishes he could come back, but he couldn’t let the opportunity pass him. He told me to enjoy my time here.

GM: You’ve said before you want to play with your QB Dorian (Thompson-Robinson) in college, would your decision be impacted if Dorian went to UCLA or Michigan?

BJ: His decision isn’t affecting me at all. I already know where Dorian is going, but at the end of the day we’re brothers and we’ll have each other’s back even if we don’t play with each other in college. He’s going to have to come to Miami if we want to play together.

GM: At UM, Tight Ends like Jimmy Graham, Greg Olsen, and Jeremy Shockey all had a lot of success in college and became great NFL TE’s. What makes you think Miami will help prepare you for the NFL? What makes you think you can be one of the next great UM TE’s?

BJ: The way Miami utilizes the Tight End position is almost like having a second quarterback in the offense. We’re just that important. I see myself being a factor. I don’t want to be just a blocking Tight End or a receiving Tight End, I want to be involved in the whole game and that’s what can happen at Miami.


Of course, as Mark Richt said, “Nothing is done until signing day. We know that. Until a guy comes midyear or until a guy signs, it’s all hopeful, but I do think we have the right kind of people who are choosing to commit because they love the place, not because we’re trying to push them into it. They’re excited about what’s happening and they want to be here.”

Nothing is set in stone, but after talking to Brevin, he seems to be one of these guys that Mark Richt described: a great guy who loves Miami, is excited about the future, and wants to be apart of something great.

With the emergence of the Tight End position in college football and Mark Richt’s offense combined with the versatility of Jordan’s game, Brevin Jordan is destined to become one of Miami’s next great Tight Ends.

Don’t take it just from me, but from UM Tight End Coach Todd Hartley too.