In recent seasons, we’ve seen Tight Ends such as David Njoku, Clive Walford, and Christopher Herndon IV all find success on the field. The U, is undoubtedly “Tight End U” to us fans, and this season, we’ll witness two incoming Freshmen who may develop into top-tier contributors.
Brevin Jordan, a 4-star recruit, is arguably one of the most important additions in 2018’s recruiting class. It’s surprising, and a little insulting, for him to not be a 5-star recruit, but his potential is greater than a simple rating. Watching Jordan’s highlights, you can observe his impressive speed and strength. It can be assumed that Jordan will make an immediate impact, and be a solid contributor.
Will Mallory, another 4-star recruit; doesn’t have the same hype as Brevin Jordan, but is just as important, debatably. Mallory holds the edge over Jordan in height, and is a comparable athlete to Brevin. This duo, if health and development holds up, could be the best in the nation. A two-headed monster is being formed, and “Tight End U” looks to have a very, very bright future.
Jordan, being the nation’s number 1 Tight End, brings talent that should win him the starting job as a true-Freshman. However, Mallory should find himself receiving useful playing time, as Richt will utilize more two Tight End sets with this duo. When Chris Herndon IV was lost for the remainder of the 2017-18 season, we were hopeful that Michael Irvin II would hold his own. Instead, he disappeared, as his talent is nowhere near the likes of Herndon IV. This new-and-improved pair however, gives us much needed depth. Even if Jordan, or Mallory get injured (knock on wood), we’ll still have a starting-level contributor to rely on.
Us Canes fans will be thrilled to see these two take the field, and we have good reason to be.