Miami Hurricanes National Signing Day: DB – Jhavonte Dean

Miami picked up one of their biggest needs in the class 2017, an experienced cornerback. Jhavonte Dean fits the role. Miami battled Alabama for his services. Originally a South Florida native, Dean returns home to Miami to play football for The U.

CB – Jhavonte Dean – Status (Signed)
Bio – 6’2, 180lbs, Blinn Community College, Breham Texas, from Homestead, FL
Rank – ESPN (3-Star, 127th in position), 247 Sports (4-Star, 2nd ranked Cornerback in Junior College), Rivals (4-Star, 8th ranked Junior College player)
Offers Alabama, Florida, Arizona State, TCU
Anaylsis – Good-sized CB with great strength and physicality. Possesses excellent length and exudes confidence. Uses 4.3 speed to close on routes by the wide receive. Fluid hips and very agile. Physical corner. Quick to close separation in one-on-one coverage and play the ball. Good 50-50 ball production due to length. Fits the Manny Diaz narrative. 

What Miami Hurricane Sport Bio Says:

Consensus four-star prospect by 247Sports, ESPN, Rivals and Scout…Ranked No. 12 in the 247Sports composite rankings…Rated as the second-best cornerback by 247Sports…Listed as the nation’s No. 1 junior college cornerback…Played two seasons for Keith Thomas at Blinn College…Played for Nathaniel Hudson at South Dade High School…Comes to Miami with three years to play two seasons…Chose Miami over offers from Alabama, Arizona State, Cincinnati and Kentucky.

What the coaches have to say:

HAVONTE WILL BE GREAT FOR US GOING INTO THE 2017 SEASON BECAUSE HE IS ONE OF THE MOST GAME READY CORNERS THAT WE HAVE RECRUITED.

– MIKE RUMPH, CORNERBACKS COACH

Dean gives the Canes exceptional speed in teh defensive backfield He runs a  4.3 40. That aspect is crucial and will set him a part from the average cornerback. Expect Dean to play field corner this season due to his experiences and speed in coverage.

Perhaps one of the important pick-ups in the 2017 class, Dean will likely start at one of the corner spots to begin the season. Miami got a stud athlete who will make a difference right away.

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