Miami Hurricanes DE Jonathan Garvin ready for breakout season

TALLAHASSEE OCTOBER 7: Defensive lineman Demetrius Jackson
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Miami Hurricanes rising Sophomore defensive end Jonathan Garvin had a productive Freshman season despite being the fifth defensive end on the depth chart.

With defensive ends, Chad Thomas and Trent Harris graduating and DJ Johnson transferring, Garvin will see the field a lot more for the Miami Hurricanes in 2018. Garvin has been impressing the Miami Hurricanes staff and players since last spring.

Former Defensive Line Coach Craig Kuligowski said Garvin was “as good as I’ve ever seen for a Freshman”. After a year being Stuck behind Harris, Jackson, Thomas and rising Redshirt Senior Demetrius Jackson Garvin will be a major part of the rotation at defensive end in 2018 with the two Jacksons and Freshman Gregory Rousseau.

Garvin finished his Freshman season with only nine tackles. He specialized in the big play in the limited snaps he received. Garvin added three tackles for loss, two sacks, two fumbles recoveries and a forced fumble during the 2017 season. The two fumble recoveries tied team MVP Jaquan Johnson for the Miami Hurricanes team lead.

Demetrius Jackson is not participating in spring football as he continues to recover from knee surgery that caused him to miss the final four games of last season. That is providing Garvin with a substantial amount of reps.