When you win 77-0 like the Hurricanes did yesterday, many players were able to get their name noticed, and make plays. Two of those guys were Miami’s newest tight ends, true freshmen Brevin Jordan and Will Mallory.
With the injury of Michael Irvin II prior to the start of the regular season, it was apparent that both Mallory and Jordan would be seeing the field a lot this fall. Against LSU, Jordan started at tight end, while Mallory saw the field as well. Both ended the game with zero catches.
However against Savannah State on Saturday back home at Hard Rock Stadium, both had their name called, and called often.
Mallory made the start this week, and on the Hurricanes first scoring drive, it was Malik Rosier and Mallory hooking up on a two-yard touchdown pass.
In the third quarter, with Miami QB N’Kosi Perry now under center, it was Jordan’s turn to step into the spotlight. Perry found Jordan twice in the third quarter for scores, the first from three yards out, and the second on a seven yard strike.
Mallory finished the game with the one catch for the touchdown, and Jordan ended with a team-high seven receptions for 52 yards, and two touchdowns. Both scoring their first touchdowns in a UM uniform.
It was well documented that the arrival of both Jordan and Mallory were well anticipated. Both guys were top-ten tight ends in their recruiting class, with Jordan ranked as number-one in the country.
Its clear that Jordan and Mallory will be valuable receiving options for Rosier, Perry, or whoever the quarterback is for the future of 2018. Also with Ahmmon Richards injured, its even more crucial that these two guys get familiar with the end zone.
Brevin Jordan’s 1st career TD catch courtesy of N’Kosi Perry. #Devy pic.twitter.com/c1sNN9S6o7— Greg Brandt (@devywarehouse) September 9, 2018
Will Mallory: Beast Mode. pic.twitter.com/DLCziZYxyL— GO ‘CANES! (@83_87_89_91_01) September 9, 2018
How can you not LOVE @Brevinjordan if you're a #Canes fans? pic.twitter.com/fpEGe8E4LT— J.T. Wilcox (@JTWilcoxSports) September 9, 2018