Arizona State Football wins Miami tackle Nesta Jade Silvera

With DJ Davidson forgoing his final year of eligibility and declaring himself for the NFL Draft, the Arizona State Sun Devils needed a nose tackle. Well, they seem to have found one and it comes courtesy of Transfer Portal.

University of Miami’s Nesta Jade Silvera, a 6-foot-2, 306-pound, is heading to Tempe and will enroll immediately according to a Miami Herald report.

He has played 41 games with the Hurricanes over the past four years. He played in 11 games with eight starts last season, helping the Hurricanes to a 7-5 record and a 5-3 record in the ACC.

During the season, he had 38 tackles, 5.5 tackles for loss, five quarterback dispatches, a sack and a forced fumble. He had a season-high six tackles against Florida State (November 13) and matched that with six tackles the following week against Virginia Tech.

Silvera is a South Florida product of American Heritage High School in Plantation, west of Fort Lauderdale. He was rated a four-star prospect by consensus by ESPN.com, 247Sports.com and Rivals.com, ranked third-best defensive tackle, 14th-best prospect in Florida and No. 50 overall prospect in the nation by ESPN.com.

He helped American Heritage win back-to-back Class 5A state championships and 27 straight wins, earning a selection for the 2018 U.S. Army All-American Bowl in San Antonio after recording 79 tackles, 25 tackles for loss and 12 sacks. in 2017.

He chose Miami over offers from Alabama, Florida State, Georgia, Auburn, Florida, Tennessee, Ohio State, Penn State and the TCU.

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