Miami Hurricanes land key offensive lineman in Jonathan Denis

The Miami Hurricanes were able to land a commitment on Saturday evening. Interior offensive lineman Jonathan Denis committed to the program.

Denis has four seasons of eligibility remaining. He made his commitment announcement on Twitter Saturday evening.


As a prospect, Denis was a four-*recruit. He was the 14th overall offensive guard in his class, and the 53rd overall player in the 2020 class from the state of Florida per the 247Sports Composite Rankings. He committed to Oregon on July 27,2019.

A good get for Miami Hurricanes

This is another example of the coaching staff getting one of their guys. Denis was recruited by Alex Mirabal at Oregon. Denis has the ability to strike as soon as the ball is snapped. In particular, his ability to stand firm while pass-blocking should be an asset for the Hurricanes.

Not only does he block, he finishes them with force. That type of physical play style will be helpful to Miami in terms of the running game especially. In terms of pass-blocking, this allows him to give a clean pocket to the quarterbacks.

This marks the second Oregon offensive lineman that the Hurricanes have landed from the transfer portal. Miami was also able to grab Logan Sagapolu in January.

This is certainly a good depth get for Miami. The Hurricanes have experience on the line for 2022. D.J. Scafie Jr. Jakai Clark, Jalen Rivers, Justice Oluwaseun and, Zion Nelson, and John Campbell should all be a huge part of the line. Denis should add depth to the group, and he gives the coaching staff another player they are familiar with.

Overall, this is a strong get for the Miami Hurricanes. As they continue to build the program, the coaches  added some familiarity to the roster. Depth is the name of the game in college football. The Miami Hurricanes recognize that.

 

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