On Tuesday, redshirt sophomore Evidence Njoku announced on Twitter that he has switched positions from wide receiver to tight end. Njoku is now following in the footsteps of his older brother David, who was a first-round pick of the Cleveland Browns in 2017, as well as many great Miami tight ends before him. Evidence joined the Canes as part of the 2017 recruiting class and at the time, the plan was for him to stay at wide receiver. But given the depth at the position, Evidence has another opportunity to utilize his 6’6”, 226 lb. frame.
He now becomes the sixth scholarship tight end on the roster, as he joins Brevin Jordan, Will Mallory, Michael Irvin Jr., true freshman Larry Hodges, and Brian Polendey. Jordan, Mallory, and Irvin are currently 1-2-3 on the depth chart and it will be interesting to see how and when head coach Manny Diaz and offensive coordinator Dan Enos will incorporate Njoku into the rotation.