You’ve heard so much about him, you’ve heard about his talents and what he’s going to accomplish at UM, so don’t we know about tight-end Brevin Jordan?
This incoming freshman from Las Vegas has been the talk of the 2018 recruiting class, and fans everywhere can hardly wait to see what he’s going to do during his Hurricanes career.
Its honestly quite surprising that Jordan was only granted the 4-star rating in high school. Jordan is one of very few in the 2018 signing class that isn’t from the state of Florida. He’ll also be joined by fellow tight-end and incoming freshman Will Mallory.
Playing his high school career at the national powerhouse Bishop Gorman, Jordan was the number one ranked tight-end in the country, and helped his school you four state championships during his time there. So yes, Jordan is accustomed to winning.
Though just a freshman, expect Jordan to contribute on the offensive side of the ball. Miami is looking to replace all-conference tight-end Chris Herndon, and the starting job will go to either Jordan or Michael Irvin II.
So what does Jordan bring to the table and Mark Richt’s offense? Though not as tall as Herdon or Irvin, Jordan has a Antonio Gates feel to his play, and is versatile as a blocker and receiver. Jordan’s physicality comes from his time as a linebacker in high school.
You also know that Richt has been know to use his two-tight-end package, which will come in handy as the Canes will be able to utilize Irvin’s larger stature and Jordan’s athleticism.
“I want people to understand that just because I’m a freshman, doesn’t mean I won’t get into a defensive end from LSU — a 300-pound defensive end,’’ Jordan said in an interview with the Miami Herald.
On a roster where the position of wide receiver may be the strongest on the whole team, Jordan has the potential to be one of the best dangerous in the passing game. In his senior year, this 6”3 250 pound specimen, pulled in over 1,100 yards and 13 touchdowns.
Utilizing the tight end position is something that Miami has done not just since coach Richt came along, but all throughout its history.
In Richt’s first year as head coach in 2016, tight end David Njoku grabbed eight touchdowns and recorded nearly 700 yards receiving. The following season in 2017, tight-end Chris Herndon tallied almost 500 yards and got to the end zone four times, and earning second-team All-ACC honors.
The dubbed nickname of “Tight End U” is alive and well in Coral Gables, and expect Jordan to be the next guy to carry on that tradition, and don't be surprised to hear his name called in 2018.