Mike's Take: New WR commit

The Hurricanes just landed a commitment from one of the top wide receiver prospects in south Florida. Read on for a commitment analysis from CanesTime's Mike Bakas.

Tyre Brady committed to the Hurricanes on Friday.

What to Like: At 6-foot-4 and 205 pounds, Brady is a big wide receiver that the Hurricanes really need on its roster. They signed a pair of 6-foot-4 receivers two years ago. One (Jontavious Carter) is no longer on the team while the other (D'Mauri Jones) can't seem to find his way onto the field. Brady will fill a big need there. He has shown tremendous ability to go up get the ball when it's in the air. He can really elevate and really attacks it. He'll block. He'll catch passes in traffic. He'll catch passes in the middle of the field. He's a very good redzone threat. Those things immediately allow him to create mismatches. He has soft hands, understands the game of football really well, and has enough versatility to play on either side of the football. He has good range, a physical style of play, and a frame that could enable him to be 220+ pounds in a few years. He could grow into a safety if things don't work out at wide receiver. He provides some flexibility that way. He also comes from one of the top prep programs in South Florida.

What may concern you: While Brady's been a steady performer at the prep level over the last couple years, he's never been the top wide receiver on his own team. He's clearly the second option in the passing game at South Dade (FSU commit C.J. Worton is first). He lacks ideal speed and simply doesn't have an extra gear that will enable him to run away from people in the open field. In that regard, he's a bit one dimensional in what he brings to the table as a prospect.

Bottom Line: Brady landed early offers from both Florida State and Florida so he's one of just a handful of receivers in the whole state who had offers from all three programs. He fills a major need for the Hurricanes of a big, physical receiver who can go up and get jump balls, especially in the redzone. He's a sharp kid from a good program and is clearly one of the top receiver prospects in south Florida. He becomes Miami's fourth WR commitment in a class that will likely see one or two more added before it's all said and done.


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