Cane Countdown 50-to-1: No. 37 Jonathan Garvin, Staff
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CaneSport is breaking down the roster regardless of position from No. 50-1 heading into fall camp.


Listed measurables:6-4, 235


Depth chart analysis:Coming into the spring it had to be considered a longshot for freshmen ends Jon Garvin and DJ Johnson to get playing time from Day 1. There’s just so much talented returning depth at the position. But Garvin showed out in spring ball after arriving as an early enrollee. His pass rush moves in particular earned rave reviews, and he could be a third-down threat.

Why he's No. 37:Because of what he showed this spring. Garvin really surpassed the expectations you’d have for a normal freshman defensive lineman coming in. He picked things up quickly and showed a knack for beating opposing offensive linemen to the ball.

2017 Outlook: We expect Garvin to get immediate action, likely as a third-down pass rushing specialist. Somewhere in the neighborhood of five sacks isn’t out of the question. He’s a good guy to bring in when the opposing offensive line is worn out - his speed around the edge is tough to deal with.

Down The Road: The future is bright for Garvin, and he should get a taste of action this season and compete for a starting job in 2018 after Chad Thomas graduates. If he can push Trent Harris and Demetrius Jackson for reps, which we expect to happen, that would be a great sign of just how dominating he can be in the future.


No. 50 George Brown, No. 49 Darrell Langham, No. 48 Romeo Finley, No. 47 Robert Burns, No. 46 Mike Harley, No. 45 Trayone Gray, No. 44 Robert Knowles, No. 43 Trajan Bandy, No. 42 Scott Patchan, No. 41 Jamie Gordinier, No. 40 Pat Bethel, No. 39 Anthony Moten, No. 38 Gerald Willis


High School: Four-star defensive end prospect…Ranked No. 275 player regardless of position on ESPN300 rankings…Ranked No. 22 defensive end by ESPN...Dominated in final year at Lake Worth, finishing with 97 tackles, 59 tackles for loss and school-record 18 sacks…Totaled 93 tackles, including 36 tackles for loss and nine sacks in junior year at Lake Worth…Added six forced fumbles and one interception for Trojans in 2015…Coached by Micah Mays at Lake Worth…Chose Miami over offers from Clemson, Florida State, Georgia, Oklahoma and Tennessee, among others.

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