Miami is in need of wide receivers now, so it’s unlikely Evidence Njoku will have the same college career as his brother.
David Njoku signed with Miami in 2014 as a 6-foot-4, 220-pound wideout and redshirted, since UM had a deep group of receivers that included future first-round pick Phillip Dorsett. Njoku was even tried for a brief time at linebacker, wearing No. 50 and a less-than-enthused expression on the practice field. But he grew into a tight end, and a good one. The 245-pound former national champion high-jumper declared for the NFL draft last week, after his redshirt sophomore season. Draftniks say he could be a first-round pick.
Evidence has done some growing of his own. He is listed at 6-foot-4 and 205 pounds but told 247Sports recently he is now 6-6.
“I hope I’m done growing,” he said. “I’m not trying to be 6-8 or something like that.”
Like his brother was, Evidence is considered a three-star recruit and is currently Miami’s only wide receiver commit. He told 247 that Tennessee, Penn State, Missouri and Nebraska continue to recruit him. He plans to visit Tennessee and Nebraska in January, he told reporters after his Wayne Hills (N.J.) team won a North Jersey 1 Group 4 state title. Njoku recorded 415 yards receiving and eight touchdowns on 27 catches, after transferring from nearby Cedar Grove High for his senior year.
His highlight tape (below) shows that aforementioned length, and some decent leaping and ball skills Miami could use. The Hurricanes lose his older brother — one of the best tight ends in the nation — along with outside threat Stacy Coley and hard-working senior Malcolm Lewis. They are still after several other wideouts to join the class, including four-star Louisiana product Devonta Smith, an Army All-American.