WR - 6'3 195 - Homestead, Fl (South Dade H.S.)
3 star prospect who chose Miami over Kentucky, Minnesota, UCF, and even FSU among others.
Despite his three star rating, many feel he is highly underrated, and he has certainly caught the coaches eyes'
In terms of newcomers that have impressed, Golden highlighted Tyre Brady, Joe Yearby, David Njoku, Kaaya, Rosier, Wyche, Moten and Thomas.— Christy Chirinos (@ChristyChirinos) July 21, 2014
AG on Tyre Brady: "Man, this guy has had our eye for a year now ... we went after him from the get-go."— Matt Porter (@mattyports) February 5, 2014
Tyre Brady might be the most physically gifted receiver in South Florida. Size & speed are ELITE.— Peter Ariz (@PeterAriz) November 15, 2013
Chances He Redshirts (1-10) -7
As part of this series we will evaluate if the given newcomer stands a chance to sit out his first season to retain eligibility.
Based on the high praise of AG, I may not be giving him his due. But despite the early accolades, he looks like he did a lot of his work in H.S. off go routes and bubble screens. So he may need some time to develop his route tree. Certainly Brady has a lot of raw skills to work with, and if he can help UM win more than some of the more experienced receivers on the roster, he may see the field early.
Summary: It appears the coaching staff may have found a diamond in the rough in Brady. His favorite player growing up was Andre Johnson, and while he may have never be quite be as good as Dre, that's a pretty good player to model one's self after. As he fills out and adds more strength to his frame and combines that with his strong hands and ankle breaking abilities after the catch, he could definitely end up being a very useful weapon in the 'Canes offense for years to come.
Stay tuned for more Freshman profiles as we count down to Louisville on Labor Day.