Florida Tight Ends Committed Early

The NFL game has certainly become more Tight End oriented over the last decade and we might be seeing that trickle down to the college. Six TE's from Florida are already committed to D-1 schools.

Mike Heuerman

Barron Collier (Notre Dame)

Heuerman possesses the best combination of size, speed, strength, blocking, and receiving skill in the state. He picked up offers from much of the country, but ended up with ND, Ohio State, and Miami as the three finalists. It is hard to argue with the success of ND Tight End's over the years and the Irish clearly made him a priority. He has the chance to make an early impact. Notre Dame asks their TEs to be complete players and that is exactly what Heuerman is. Hard working, dedicated player that puts in the time to get better.


Josh Kerr

St. Petersburg (Miami)

Kerr is more of an old school TE and just one of three TE commits for Miami. At 6'5, he carries between 240 and 250 pounds today, most expect him to be 270+ down the road. Some have suggested he could grow into a OT down the road. It is more likely that Coach Al Golden is recruiting to need and one of those positions is a strong blocking TE for the run game. Kerr is a prototype in that regard. Impressed at Miami's camp to earn the offer.


Johnson has elite ball skills
Geoff Vogt, Scout.com

Travis Johnson

Tampa Jesuit (Miami)

Johnson lines up at WR, but at 6'2.5, 230 pounds he projects to more of an HB role in the Miami offense. He has ELITE ball skills and catches everything that he can get his hands on. He is not going to beat defenders with his speed or quickness, but he will win 1on1 battles with the savvy use of his body. There is a lot of physical upside here as Johnson has a wide body. Johnson was a stand-out in 7on7 competition and one of the toughest match-ups for defenders.


Jordan Leggett

Navarre (Clemson)

Leggett is another player that plays more as a WR than TE, but projects to have his hand down after adding weight. At 6'5+, he is lean today, but the frame is there to add considerable weight. This is a player that can be seen running away from defenders as a junior and could develop into a great pass catching option. Clemson made him an early priority. Leggett is one of the more intriguing players long term in this class.


Tyler Provo

American Heritage-Delray (Syracuse)

Provo will have big shoes to fill following his brother, Nick, to Syracuse. Nick was an UFA this past draft, but left the Orange as the all-time leader in receptions and second in all-time yardage as a TE. Tyler is a little shorter, but brings a similar skill set and is a ferocious blocker. He could be used more as a HB as well as FB at Syracuse.


Jonathon Pavlov

Benjamin (FIU)

Pavlov is coming from a smaller school, but has the size and athleticism to make a major impact at a school like FIU. He is a quality athlete that is sure handed as a receiver and has a keen understanding of the passing game. He is going to need some time to add weight and will need to improve as a blocker. The Panthers landing Pavlov is another example of how the FIU program is on the rise.


Best Available

Sheldon Fleming: Elite athlete that doubles as a DE. BCS offers.

Garrett Hudson: Also potentially a LB, Hudson has great hands and feel for the game.

Taylor Marini: Top TE in Central Florida has BCS offers

Matt Burke: Small school star with great length at 6'5. Needs weight.

Tyree Graves: Also could be defensive linemen. Projects as more of an HB.

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