Recruiting: Miami Hurricanes TE Brevin Jordan shines in Under Armour All-America Game

Brevin Jordan (Diehards)

Five Miami Hurricanes signees participated in the Under Armour All-America Game. None made more of a splash than Brevin Jordan.

Jordan, the 6-foot-3, 250-pound tight end from Las Vegas, had a highlight-reel catch for Team Highlight, which won 23-21 at Camping World Stadium in Orlando.

He started and was one of four captains for his team, lining up in the slot and attached to the line. He also played on kickoff coverage and extra-point duty.

This catch-and-run in the fourth quarter was one of the day’s biggest plays:

His high school teammate, UCLA-bound quarterback Dorian Thompson-Robinson, had a secondary assist on a 24-yard reception earlier in the game. “DTR” pitched to a running who tossed to Tennessee wide receiver signee Alontae Taylor, who floated it to Jordan for a big gain. The play set up running back Maurice Washington’s third touchdown of the evening.

Jordan made a check-down catch in the first quarter but stumbled and fell down one yard behind the line of scrimmage. The pass was off-target.

On the other side: cornerback Al Blades Jr., who started for Team Spotlight, safety Gurvan Hall and offensive linemen Delone Scaife and Cleveland Reed, who came in off the bench. All except for Reed entered late in the first quarter.

Scaife split his time between right guard and right tackle, playing next to right guard Reed on a few series. Playing right tackle, Scaife had a pancake block on his first series but allowed a second-quarter sack to Georgia defensive end signee Brenton Cox Jr. On the next play, Scaife held off long enough, but quarterback Joey Gatewood (Auburn) held onto the ball and took a coverage sack. He wasn’t able to hold off a rusher as Gatewood ran into a 9-yard loss.

In the third quarter, Scaife moved to right guard looked much more comfortable. He had a pancake block on his first play and later opened up a big hole for a first-down run. He drew a personal foul penalty after defensive tackle Calvin Avery (Illinois) punched him in the face; Scaife blocked Avery to the turf, and was invading Avery’s personal space as he got to his feet. The penalty set up Spotlight’s first touchdown. Scaife was out in space, looking for a defender to clobber, as a teammate scored to make it 20-7.

He was back at right tackle, with Reed at right guard, on the next Spotlight series in third quarter. He apparently drew a holding call after sending his man to the turf. Reed was doing the same next to him. Officials did not name the offender. Scaife was playing right guard when Spotlight scored on a touhdown pass to make it 20-14 early in the fourth.

Blades wasn’t targeted, but made an important play with 1:37 left in the fourth quarter. He recovered an onside kick, keeping it in bounds with his foot, with his team down 23-21.

For that effort, he was rewarded:

Hall nearly made a diving interception off a Thompson-Robinson throw late in the second quarter, but the ball went off his hands and out of bounds. Credit him with a pass break-up.

Five-star running back Lorenzo Lingard will play in the Army All-American Bowl on Saturday (1 p.m., NBC) with fellow UM signees Mark Pope and Brian Hightower, both wide receivers, quarterback Jarren Williams and commit Nesta Silvera, a defensive tackle.

 

 

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