Tyree St. Louis
OL - 6'5 300 - Bradenton, FL (IMG Academy)
Big man chose Miami over schools like UF, Tennessee, and a host of other top programs.
Pretty much a 4 star prospect across the board.
'Canes staff is very excited about his prospects, fans should be too.
"U" Nation, U wanted long, tenacious and terrifying, here he comes, and his name is Tyree St. Louis! pic.twitter.com/mXaE7lztys— Art Kehoe (@CoachKehoe) May 17, 2015
Watching his film the most obvious qualities besides size and strength that show up, are his footwork and technique. St. Louis consistently turns his man on run plays, and moves his feet exceptionally well in protection.
Chances he redshirts 1-10 - 2
As part of this series we will evaluate if the given newcomer stands a chance to sit out his first season to retain eligibility.
In addition to Tyree's advanced size and skill set, UM is lacking depth up front on the O line, so it's hard to imagine him not stepping into some role right away.
The easier transition would likely be at the G spot, but the 'Canes may give him some early reps at T as well.
St. Louis reminds me a lot of last year's version of Trevor Darling, a true freshman who worked his way into the rotation and is now expected to do big things in 2015. Look for similar progression/development from the IMG Academy product.
Summary: Despite the success last season of both Darling and Nick Linder, freshmen O lineman often need time to grow (literally and developmentally). St. Louis is a rare specimen though. I really like this kid's future at G, T, or both. With Art Kehoe's unit short on warm bodies, the future could be sooner than expected. Down the line this kid could develop to anything from a solid starter to an an All Conference type player. How he holds up as a freshman bares watching though.