On early signing day, Miami signed a tight end who brings size and receiving ability.
More about him:
Status: signed; plans to enroll in May
Size: 6-5, 207
Stats: 920 yards, 12 touchdowns on 46 catches as a junior (247)
Stars: Four (ESPN, Rivals, 247)
Rank: No. 3 tight end, No. 187 overall (ESPN); No. 8 tight end, No. 139 overall (Rivals); No. 9 tight end, No. 216 overall (247)
Projection: Tall target who could form an outstanding 1-2 combo with fellow signee Brevin Jordan. Position coach Todd Hartley sold both recruits — two of the top at their position in the country — on playing as a “two-headed monster”. Like Jordan, he may not redshirt because of UM’s depth issues at tight end. ESPN’s scouting report noted his “ideal height and gigantic frame,” and said he has “twitchiness,” with “soft hands,” and “runs through arm tackles.” He needs to gain bulk and strength to hold up as a blocker.
Fun facts: Competed at The Opening … Recruited by Alabama, Michigan, Auburn, Clemson, Georgia, Florida, Ohio State, Oklahoma State, USC and many others … Wore No. 81 in high school and on his official visit at UM …Comes from a football family. Father, Mike Mallory, played linebacker at Michigan and is seventh in program history in tackles (211) … The elder Mallory, an Ohio native, was a finalist for the Butkus Award (top linebacker) in 1985 and is the Jacksonville Jaguars’ assistant special teams coordinator … Grandfather Bill Mallory was head coach at Indiana, Colorado, Northern Illinois and Miami (Ohio) … Uncle Doug is a defensive assistant/secondary coach for the Atlanta Falcons … Another uncle, Curt, is secondary/pass game coordinator at Wyoming.