Who, exactly, is Joe Wylie?

Boyd Anderson High standout safety Joe Wylie will become the newest Hurricane commitment later today and CanesTime is here to tell you all about him.

I introduced Joseph Wylie on here back on March 15. Just after a month later, Wylie is expected to commit to the Hurricanes later today. Because he doesn't have the recruiting hype as UM's other commitments so far, lets take a closer look at who he really is.

After playing safety on the JV team as a freshman, Wylie was the varsity starter at free safety as a sophomore. He won the starting quarterback job in the spring before his junior season but ended up splitting duties there to at the beginning of his junior year. After attempting just 17 passes in the first few games, Wylie was switched back to full-time safety, where he finished out the season and where he'll play as a senior.

Wylie played his junior season in the 6-foot-1/175-pound range and is now checking in at 6-foot-2 and around 190 pounds. The extra time in the weight room has helped after basketball season.

He's probably a legit 4.7 kid. He's not a burner but has tremedously quick feet for a player his size and he's very rangy (covers a lot of ground). He ran a 4.12/shuttle at the Scout.com Combine before his junior year. He had a 28-inch vertical jump at that event and now it's probably in the low 30's.

The only football injury Wylie, an only child, has had is a torn miniscus as a freshman that caused him to miss five weeks.

Wylie, whose parents both attended the University of Miami, carries a 3.4 GPA inside the classroom and wants to major in chemical engineering.

He is being recruited to play free safety at Miami.


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