Signing Day Profile: TE Dominic Mammarelli

Signing Day Profile: TE Dominic Mammarelli

Stefan Adams
2020 Naples (FL) TE Dominic Mammarelli officially became a Miami Hurricane this morning. He is the 9th signee in the class.


The 6-4 235 pounder is currently a consensus 3-star recruit in the national rankings. According to the 247Sports Composite, Mammarelli is the #410 player nationally, #13 TE in the country, and the #63 player in the Sunshine State.


Recruiting Story

After landing his offer in February of 2018, Mammarelli has been one of the longest tenured commitments in the class, pulling the trigger for UM back in March of 2018 over a year and a half ago. Even after losing the TE coach he committed to in Todd Hartley, Mammarelli never wavered. He chose Miami over LSU, Michigan, and South Carolina among others.


Evaluation


Like many of the all-time greats at the tight end position, Mammarelli has a basketball background and he played the sport exclusively up until his freshman year of high school when he started playing defensive end for the Naples High football team; he switched to TE as a sophomore. Although Mammarelli was mostly used as a blocker in Naples’ Wing-T offense in high school, he certainly was a big play threat when his number was called in the passing game for the Golden Eagles; in 2019, he averaged 25.2 yards per reception by hauling in 5 catches for 126 yards and 3 TD’s.

I saw him out at the Under Armor Miami Camp firsthand in spring of 2018 and really liked what he brought to the TE position physically. At 6’4” 235, Mammarelli has impressive length and speed. He’s that pure receiver-type of pass-catcher that just so happens to be in a tight end’s body. He carries it well, can run like the wind, and even juked a DB out of his shoes at the UA camp.

Also, Mammarelli shows physicality and toughness as a blocker, which is something you don’t see from a lot of young tight ends. With only 3 years playing football, he has a huge learning curve, and will see rapid improvement as long as he continues to hone his craft.


The Team

TE1 is locked in with All-American talent Brevin Jordan, who led the Canes in receiving last season. Will Mallory came on strong in UM’s last three games, while Michael Irvin II provided depth as a blocker. True freshman Larry Hodges scored multiple TD’s in limited playing time as well, so the Hurricanes have plenty of options with various strengths and tons of versatility at the position.


Redshirt Probability: 9/10

Coming from a run-heavy offense in high school, the adjustment period in learning a pro-style system will likely be steep. Pairing that with UM’s depth at the position, Mammarelli would be best served to redshirt, learn the offense, and develop his body for the college game before looking to take on a more prominent role in 2021 when Jordan likely leaves.

 

Comments (7)

Wasn’t he once upon a time considered the # 1 TE for his class? I recall us bragging about this, but maybe I’m mistaken. If I’m not, anyone know why his free-fall out of the top 300?
 
Underrated because his team runs an archaic offense and he wasn't out there running the camp circuit. But this young man has prototype size and is fluid. He's going to surprise some people.
Welcome to the U!
 

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