Easter got a lot happier Sunday afternoon in Coral Gables when, one of the premier tight ends in high school football decided to verbally commit to the U. Brevin Jordan, a player from Las Vegas who is ranked in the top 5, as a tight end in almost every high school recruiting service, made the news official himself:
— Brevin L. Jordan ™ (@Brevinjordan) April 16, 2017
Jordan had actually attended the Michigan Spring game on Saturday in Ann Arbor, which was believed to be one of the finalists for him to play in the Big Ten, along with UCLA and the Canes.
Alas, Jim Harbaugh did not get his man, and Mark Richt got the happy word Sunday afternoon, and reacted thusly:
Tight End U is alive and well!! U Family!!
— Mark Richt (@MarkRicht) April 16, 2017
The reference is to the tremendous run of tight ends Miami has had come through for the last 30 years. Most recently, perennial Pro Bowl tight end Greg Olson of the Panthers, and now, seemingly lock first round pick, David Njoku are examples of what Richt is referencing.
And no doubt, that’s what also appeals to a West Coast prospect, who could play for any big time program in the country, particularly in the West. Yet, he’s choosing to come to South Florida.
Jordan’s commitment only further solidifies what most of the recruit-nicks say is a top five overall class in 2018 for the Hurricanes, already. Though, we again caution, he can’t make it official until next February, and…could change his mind.
Let’s wait and see.