Defensive end Jonathan Garvin is forgoing his senior season, entering the NFL Draft, and skipping the Hurricanes’ bowl game according to a report.
It was first reported by ABC11 WTVD’s Michael Perchick on Saturday night.
“Source: Miami Hurricanes star DE Jonathan Garvin has signed with an agent, will enter draft and sit out bowl game. Talented DL had a big second half to season after breakout sophomore year,” Perchick tweeted.
Garvin had an underwhelming junior campaign after registering 60 tackles, 17 for a loss, and 5 1/2 sacks in a breakout sophomore season. He was credited with 37 tackles, nine for a loss, five sacks, and two forced fumbles this season in 12 games, making 11 starts.
His five sacks is tied for 101st nationally and well behind teammate Gregory Rousseau, a redshirt freshman named the ACC Defensive Rookie of the Year, who is tied for second with 14 sacks.
The 6-foot-4 Lake Worth native finishes his Miami career (2017-19) with 106 tackles, 29 for a loss, and 12 1/2 sacks in 38 games, making 24 starts.
Garvin is the second Hurricane who will be skipping the bowl game, which has yet to be determined, as senior defensive end Trevon Hill has announced his intentions to focus on the NFL Draft.
Miami has had a defensive end selected in the NFL Draft in each of the last three years with Joe Jackson (2019 fifth round, Dallas), Chad Thomas (2018 third round, Cleveland), and Al-Quadin Muhammad (2017 sixth round, New Orleans) picked.
With Garvin and Hill not available along the defensive line, it could give the staff a long look at freshman Jahfari Harvey, who has only appeared in three games despite earning plenty of praise from the coaching staff prior to the season.
Miami (6-6) is awaiting its bowl fate as there are three current scenarios being discussed.
The Hurricanes are looking to avoid their first losing season since 2014 when they finished 6-7.