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Jovani Haskins runs with the ball during practice in 2016. (Photo by Joel Auerbach/Getty Images)

Tight End Jovani Haskins Leaving Miami


The University of Miami announced Tuesday that redshirt freshman tight end Jovani Haskins will be leaving the program.

Canes head coach Mark Richt released an obligatory statement regarding Haskins’ departure.

“I talked to Jovani and we both it was in his best interests to get a fresh state somewhere else,” Richt said. “We wish him all the best in his future plans.”

Haskins’ name won’t resonate with most UM fans. He redshirted his only year in Coral Gables and never saw any game action. The former three-star recruit out of New Jersey contributed on the scout team during practices but never made a big splash despite his 6-foot-4, 245-pound frame.

Haskins wasn’t in line to crack Miami’s line up this coming season, either. Chris Herndon remains the incumbent with sophomore and UM legacy Michael Irvin II set to see his role increase in the offense in 2017.

The writing was also on the wall for Haskins to drop further on the totem pole as the Hurricanes currently have two tight ends in their 2018 recruiting class commit list – including 4-star recruit Will Mallory and the country’s No. 1 rated tight end Brevin Jordan.

About J.T. Wilcox

J.T. Wilcox is an award-winning sports journalist that has worked in South Florida for more than a decade. He authors "The Bald Predictions" Blog and "The Baldcast" Podcast. J.T. Wilcox joined the Football Hotbed staff in 2017.

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