Brevin Jordan was one of the most coveted tight ends in the country, and for good reason. The 4-star tight end was the top passing target for one of the best teams in the country this season. Now he’s entrusting Miami — “TEU” — with his development.
Jordan is now officially committed and signed his letter of intent on Wednesday.
Another ambassador signs the dotted line.
— Canes Football (@CanesFootball) December 20, 2017
The senior committed to the Hurricanes in April and never wavered from his pledge. Even when Alabama offered in September, Jordan didn’t consider it. He’s one of the few commits in this class not from South Florida — and one of even fewer with no ties to Florida at all — but he’s managed to be a leader of this class all the way from Nevada.
How Brevin Jordan fits at Miami
Miami has to replace an all-conference tight end next season with Christopher Herndon graduating. Tight end Michael Irvin II, who started in the ACC Championship Game with Herndon injured, will get the first crack. It wouldn’t be a surprise to see Jordan win the job, though. His relative lack of height keeps him from being a prototypical tight end, but Jordan is as gifted a receiver as a team could find at the position. Jordan also has played some outside linebacker in his career, which means he has the physicality to be an effective blocker, too. Jordan almost certainly will contribute next fall, even though he isn’t enrolling early. The only question is will he start or will he be the No. 2 tight end? Coach Mark Richt likes to run two-tight end sets but wasn’t able to this season.
Brevin Jordan: Bio, measurements
Weight: 250 pounds
High school: Bishop Gorman (Las Vegas)
Accolades: U.S. Army All-American, The Opening finalist, Polynesian Bowl
Brevin Jordan: Recruiting rankings
National: No. 62
Position: No. 3
State: No. 3
All rankings are according to the 247Sports composite rankings.
Brevin Jordan: Stats
Jordan achieved virtually every goal he had as a senior. He helped lead Bishop Gorman High School to its ninth straight state championship as the Gaels’ leading receiver. Jordan racked up 1,111 receiving yards, 13 touchdowns and a 2-point conversion on 63 catches. He also piled up 53 rushing yards and 3 touchdowns on 9 carries. The athlete recorded 1 tackle, too.
Brevin Jordan: Player breakdown
The only knock on Jordan is his relative lack of size. He’s a few inches shorter than the ideal starting tight end, and, because of that, he doesn’t get the benefit of the doubt when it comes to earning a fifth star. As a high school player, however, there was no one better. Jordan plays with the physicality of a tight end and smoothness of a wide receiver. Even on a loaded Bishop Gorman team, ranked No. 14 in the MaxPreps Xcellent 25, Jordan stood out as the most reliable target in the passing game.
In some ways, Jordan’s skill set mirrors Herndon’s well. Both are relatively undersized for the position, and neither is at his best in the red zone. The Hurricanes like to move their tight ends around, and Jordan’s versatility, like Herndon’s, will allow him to thrive in a variety of roles. Jordan can make catches in traffic, produce significant yardage after the catch and present major mismatches for linebackers.
This season, the Gaels tried something unique with Jordan. Not only was the tight end occasionally used as a fullback, but Bishop Gorman gave him snaps as a wildcat quarterback. Although it’s nothing he’ll ever do for Miami, it’s a testament to his all-around ability and comfort with the ball.
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