Minnesota TE has UW in top four

Minneapolis tight end Jordan McMichael starts to set up official visits

The tight end is back in college football and no longer is he just a hybrid receiver, he has to be a complete tight end that can block, catch and run, and Jordan McMichael can do all of that.

"Breck has me split out a lot and they have me trained at basically every offensive position," McMichael said. "I don't have a problem with blocking at the line of scrimmage, but I like catching passes better. Bocking is a major part of the game and fine with me."

Last season, McMichael caught 30 passes for 414 yards and six touchdowns. He also doubled at defensive end where he finished with 80 tackles, 12 sacks and recovered one fumbled and returned it two yards for a touchdown.

"It doesn't really matter to me which side of the ball I play on in college," McMichael said. "People say I am better on offense, so most schools are recruiting me on the offensive side of the ball."

McMichael heads into his senior year a three-year starter both ways. He also starts in hoops (20 points and 10 rebounds per game) and runs track, competing in the discus (117 feet) and high jump (5-10).

McMichael can bench 250 pounds, squats 420 and he has posted a 30-inch vertical jump. He was busy this summer at the Iowa, Nebraska and Boston College summer camps, as well as taking an unofficial visit to Wisconsin.

McMichael has been offered by Oklahoma, Nebraska, Kansas, Wisconsin, Northwestern, Colorado and Boston College.

"Right now I would say I have a top three or maybe a top four," McMichael said. "They would be Wisconsin, Boston College, Nebraska and Oklahoma."

What are his thoughts on the Sooners?

"The Sooners are a top five program and have been for a long time," McMichael said. "I know they have a great football program, but I just need to check out the school and see what the deal is. I am going to visit OU on Sept. 3 when they play TCU. I have also set an official to Boston College (Sept. 17 agaisnt Florida State), and then I am going to Nebraska when they play Iowa State on Oct. 6."

What is McMichael looking for in a college?

"I am looking at how good the football team is and how good academically they are," McMichael said. "Just as important, however, is for me to go to a school where I am going to be happy and where I can fit in. I am going to be there probably five years, so I need to pick a school where I am going to be happy."

McMichael has qualified.

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