Kahlil Brantley 6-2 225 lbs. is a redshirt freshman who makes his way from Opa-Locka. The Miami Northwestern star saw action in three games (Central Connecticut State, Georgia Tech, Florida State) his first season. New redshirt rules allow some participation during the season. ESPN rated Brantley the 33rd best tight end in the country. Brantley was a key cog that helped win three straight state championships for Northwestern.
Brantley has flashed on the practice field and had a solid spring. The position group is incredibly top heavy but never underestimate the various-ness in sets and the niche roles tight ends can have in a pro style offense. A very capable tight end like Brantley could be used in pivotal situations during key games next year.
Jalil Skinner is the wildcard standing in at 6-5 and 210 lbs. This hybrid pass catching freak is from Greer, S.C. but relocated to high school powerhouse IMG academy in Bradenton, Florida. Skinner was selected to play in the 2022 All-American Bowl and was ranked the No, 2 tight end in Florida by ESPN. Skinner chose the Miami Hurricanes after a recruiting battle with the Crimson Tide. Skinner was also courted by Auburn, Clemson, Georgia, LSU, Michigan and Oregon.
Yes, the same Oregon who was coach by Mario Cristobal at the time. Skinner is a mismatch nightmare who seamlessly can be flexed outside and give the offense instant length and athleticism. This true freshman is making a case to have meaningful playing time and will be featured in obvious passing sets. Miami is Tight End-U and Skinner is that dude.
Dominic Mammarelli 6-4 248 lb. third-year redshirt freshman makes way from Naples, Fla. Mammarelli did not see any game action in 2021 serving primarily as a practice squad member. In 2020 he saw action primarily on the special teams unit. He was ranked the No. 2 tight end-H nationally and the No. 59 player in Florida by ESPN. With a run game initiative underway in the Gables don’t discredit the need for multiple tight ends and a run blocker.
Robert Prosek 6-4 240 lb. fourth year redshirt sophomore from Key Largo is listed on the roster and has served primarily as a practice squad player. He saw action in only one game last year vs Central Connecticut State on September 25th at Hard Rock Stadium.