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Jordan feels ready to seize opportunity at UM, will report Monday

Jordan feels ready to seize opportunity at UM, will report Monday

Stefan Adams
Of the remaining signees from Miami’s 2018 class that didn’t enroll in time for spring, the majority will report on Sunday for Summer session A. TE Brevin Jordan is set to report on Monday, however, there’s a reason the Las Vegas product will be slightly tardy.

“My graduation is on Sunday the 20th, so I’ll be catching the red eye to Miami,” Jordan said. “I don’t know the schedule yet, my mom does. They sent her an itinerary for everything we’re going to do when we get there.”

Having attended a prestigious prep school like Bishop Gorman gives Jordan the confidence that he’s more than prepared for his first year of college ball. That hasn’t stopped him from attacking the rigorous training and nutrition program he’s been on this off-season courtesy of the staff at UM.

“They have me on a plan, but I go to a pretty good high school already to get me prepared,” Jordan said. “I’m ready to go, though. Nutrition too, Miami’s got me on all that. I’m 245 right now. 6’3” 245 pounds.”

The Canes finished the 2018 recruiting cycle with a top 10 class and many of the early enrollees in spring have already shown they deserve to be on the field this season. But Jordan says what really makes this class special is how tight-knit they’ve all become in a short span of time.

“Well, we’re all pretty close. There’s a lot of talented dudes in this class,” Jordan said. “The main thing that stands out is how close we really are. I flew across the country (to Miami) once or twice and it feels like I’ve known them for months or even a year or two. So, it was real cool, just the bond we all have.”

Jordan’s roommate when he moves into his dorm? That’d be fellow TE signee Will Mallory.

“Yeah, we’re both ready,” Jordan said of Mallory. “We talk about stuff we got to bring for the dorm. He’s got to bring the refrigerator.”

Many freshmen tight ends struggle as blockers in their first season at the college level due to the jump in the pure strength of their opposition. However, Jordan’s tape shows an impressive ability to mix it up with defenders and he believes he is aggressive enough to be a complete tight end from day 1.

“No doubt about it,” Jordan said. “A lot of high school tight ends are one type of tight end or the other: they are either a receiving tight end or a blocking tight end. So, I like to bring both of those to the game. I enjoy blocking, I like to try and get under somebody’s chin.”

As long as Jordan can handle the physical requirements of the position, he has more than enough talent to make an impact as a freshman and the opportunity for playing time is wide-open at Miami. Both Michael Irvin II and Brian Polendey failed to really take hold of the tight end spot this spring, leaving the door open for a youngster like Jordan to breakout. Jordan has followed the team enough to recognize the need, which has allowed his position coach Todd Hartley to focus on getting to know Brevin more as a person this off-season.

“We don’t really talk about stuff like playing time because he knows that I know the opportunity is there,” Jordan said of Hartley. “We talk about just general stuff, what I did today, working out, just regular stuff.”

When he hits campus, the former Bishop Gorman tight end will don the number 9 for the Canes. As for his expectations of his freshman year at UM, Jordan has lofty goals and hopes to continue on Miami’s tradition of tight end excellence.

“I’m trying to go in and start, just go in there and be a beast right from the jump,” Jordan said. “I want to be a vocal leader for my team and help in any way that I can.”
 

Comments (69)

Should be pointed out what a great job the coaching staff and especially Hartley did here. Not only did they recruit two of the top TE in the country, they sold them both on signing and even more impressive turn them into great friends.

As much as kids tell you they don't care who else is signing in your class and they want to compete, this will play a factor for most kids. Now looking at our Offense it's easy two sell these two on the idea, but still... Hartley is a monster!
 
It'll be good to get a couple TEs on the roster again who will be mismatches.

Irvin and Polendey haven't shown a thing yet.

Getting 2 more good ones in this year's class will get us about right.
 
When you see what Mallory can do on the field your jaw will drop. Dare I say he's faster than Brevin and might have better hands. Wow we have a two headed monster like no other.
He’s faster than brevin(10.99 100m) but Jordan is explosive as it gets at tight end as well and moves like a running back with the ball in his hands. Don’t know if Mallory has better hands than Jordan as that remains to be seen but Jordan caught everything at the opening
 
He’s faster than brevin(10.99 100m) but Jordan is explosive as it gets at tight end as well and moves like a running back with the ball in his hands. Don’t know if Mallory has better hands than Jordan as that remains to be seen but Jordan caught everything at the opening


After watching the two's film Mallory looks like a faster Olsen with even better hands. Jordan looks like a bigger and stronger Winslow. Man wouldn't that be nice :)
 
It appears majority Canes fans are putting a lot of stock in two incoming freshmen who have not played one college down. The two incoming freshmen have a lot of potential, but please allow them to develop and earn a starting position at TE. Unless the performance at Qb improves, doesn’t matter who we have at TE RB or WR. By the way, Irvin has made excellent adjustments from being a high school WR and learning the TE position. Watch Irvin ball this year with clutch catches!
 
It appears majority Canes fans are putting a lot of stock in two incoming freshmen who have not played one college down. The two incoming freshmen have a lot of potential, but please allow them to develop and earn a starting position at TE. Unless the performance at Qb improves, doesn’t matter who we have at TE RB or WR. By the way, Irvin has made excellent adjustments from being a high school WR and learning the TE position. Watch Irvin ball this year with clutch catches!
Coach richt is putting a lot of stock in them and expecting them to contribute immediately
 
Shockey and Winslow part 2. Except Jordan's game/ability is more like Shockey and Mallory's game/ability is more like Winslow.
I don’t see the shockey comparison at all with Jordan. Mallory game is more closely related to greg Olsen than Winslow. Jordan imo game compares more in favor to Winslow
 

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