The moment Brevin Jordan committed to the Miami Hurricanes, enormous expectations were heaped onto him. The top tight end of the 2018 class wasn’t committing to just any school, he was committing to TE U. The same school that had produced David Njoku and Chris Herndon in back to back years. As if the anticipation for what Jordan would bring to the field immediately wasn’t high enough, with Michael Irvin II gone for most of the season, Miami will need the Las Vegas native to be ready September 2.
Here’s the good news. Jordan is an early enrollee, allowing him more time than most freshman get to learn the playbook and find their fit on the team. Also, he’s really talented. Like really, really talented. He wasn’t a 4-star prospect and the no. 1 TE in the nation on accident. Jordan is a lot like a big body receiver, similar to Njoku but more polished at this point in his career. It’s also arguable that the Bishop Gorman-product is more agile and smooth as an athlete than Njoku was.
The starting job is up for grabs and, although most expected Jordan to be the starter by the time the Canes took the field against LSU, his path to that spot just got a lot easier. Just how quickly Jordan acclimates to the speed of the college game and develops a rapport with his quarterback(s) will dictate how well he does as a freshman. While he doesn’t need to be a top weapon right away on a Miami offense loaded with playmakers, he could be one of the biggest mismatches for defenses by the end of 2018.