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Miami Hurricanes Player Profile: Trajan Bandy, Defensive Back

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Trajan Bandy is a Miami Hurricanes defensive back out of Columbus High School in Miami, FL. Bandy is a five-foot-nine, 180 pound pit bull that would be described as a runner and hitter in coaching parlance (read: the dude will run down and hit in the kicking game). Bandy came to Miami as as four-star prospect per 247 Sports’ composite rankings and was a big-time signee for Mark Richt’s staff. The Hurricanes were in need of a playmaking defensive back and Bandy fits the billing. Bandy came to Miami as a member of the All-Dade first team and ranked the 30th best cornerback in the nation.

A versatile defender, Bandy can play the nickel corner position on passing downs or cover outside receivers using his speed and fluid hips. As only a true freshman, Bandy recorded 25 tackles, 1.5 tackles for loss, six passes defensed and had one interception returned 65-yards for a touchdown against the Fighting Irish. Other highlights were mainly of Bandy making big hits as he plays a fearless game on the gridiron.

In 2018, Bandy will be relied upon heavily with the retirement of Malek Young and the graduation of Dee Delaney. Bandy will start alongside speedster Michael Jackson while the new crop of freshman cornerbacks get acclimated to the ACC level of competition.