Sunday, April 16, 2017 | 1:40 p.m.
Bishop Gorman High's Brevin Jordan was sold on becoming the University of Miami’s next great tight end.
When Jordan was offered a scholarship last year by Miami, the 6-foot-2, 200-pound 2018 prospect was quickly flooded with information on the school’s history of producing elite tight ends, a group that includes the likes of Jeremy Shockey, Kellen Winslow II and Greg Olsen.
The pitch worked.
Jordan, a four-star recruiting prospect, announced his verbal commitment to Miami today to conclude his spring break of unofficial college visits. Fittingly, he used the Twitter hashtag #TEU, or Tight End University, when announcing his commitment on social media.
“The legacy continues,” wrote Jordan, who caught 27 passes for 501 yards and nine touchdowns in 2016 to help Gorman win its third straight national championship.
Jordan started the week in Florida visiting Miami and finished on Saturday at Michigan’s spring game along with Gorman quarterback Dorian Thompson-Robinson, another four-star recruit.
It appears a picture taken Saturday at Michigan of Jordan and Thompson-Robinson gave a clue as to which college Jordan would select. While he was wearing a Michigan jersey, similar to all recruits on visits, he sported a Miami bracelet on his wrist.
Verbal commitments are non-binding until national signing day in early February 2018. That means Jordan can still be recruited by other schools.
He’s the second Gorman player from 2018 to verbally commit, joining linebacker Palaie Gaoteote (USC). Thompson-Robinson is picking between Michigan, his mom’s alma mater, UCLA and North Carolina.