Profile: Brevin Jordan
Position: Tight end
Location: Las Vegas (Nev.) Bishop Gorman
Weight: 257 lbs.
Recruitment: The nation's No. 1-rated tight end in the 2018 class picked the Miami (Fl) Hurricanes over finalists UCLA and Michigan. The pick wasn't much of a surprise, given that Jordan had always talked highly of Miami's prolific history of producing NFL-caliber tight ends, but that he came off the board as early as he did raised some eyebrows. Jordan visited the Bruins earlier in the spring and had just returned home from a weekend trip to see the Wolverines' spring game when he announced his decision. He told Scout.com that he hasn't decided whether he might take official visits during the season so the door is at least slightly ajar for the other suitors to make up ground.
Scouting Report: Jordan moves well for his size and catches nearly everything thrown his way. He does a good job of boxing out linebackers up the middle to get open and shows a reliable set of hands, even when he's fighting his way through traffic or going up for the football in the back of the end zone. The run-blocking part of his game is still a work in progress but Jordan has proven in the past that he's got potential to impact the game in that way, too. Whether it's creating size mismatches down field or sealing the edge as a blocker, Jordan has a diverse skill set that should translate well at the next level.
Overall Analysis: The possibility of early playing time at Miami was a major reason why Jordan committed to the Hurricanes and, at least physically, it appears that he is ready for that set up in competition. Jordan can be a threat in the passing game given that he's a smart route runner with enough athleticism to gain separation against even the best defenders. It should be interesting to monitor how coaches from other schools, particularly UCLA and Michigan, continue to recruit Jordan in the coming months. Teammate and close friend Dorian Thompson-Robinson, a four-star quarterback, is set to announce his decision Sunday between the Bruins and Wolverines, and he has said he'll keep trying to convince his tight end to join him wherever he ends up. For Miami, Jordan is yet another pivotal piece in what is shaping up to be a high-caliber recruiting class.