Tyre Brady is one of the more intriguing recruits in South Florida. The 6'3, 190-pound receiver has bounced around a bit in his high school career, but definitely has talent. I caught up with him at the IMG 7-on-7 Southeast Championship.
"7-on-7 helps me with my quickness. I have to get in and out of my breaks faster," he said. "Out here, competing against the best talent in Florida, I get a lot better."
Brady played part of his 2012 season in Houston, because his family briefly moved there. He's now back in Florida, and will play his senior season for Miami (Fla.) South Dade High School. He's very excited to be back in Miami.
Brady currently claims offers from in-state powers Florida and Florida State. FSU was his first, and he said the Gators offered during a recent trip he took to Gainesville with several teammates from his South Florida Express 7-on-7 team.
"Florida is a great school, an SEC school," he said. "That's the top competition. I like their whole hype. They just so hype. Their coach is pretty cool."
[Editor's note on FSU and Miami: Brady also had nice things to say about Florida State and the Hurricanes, but the wind whipped so badly for about 30 seconds that his response cannot be heard over the static being picked up by the microphone. He did visit Miami for its spring game and enjoyed himself.]
He recently spoke with wide receiver coach Joker Phillips of Florida and with tight ends coach Tim Brewster of Florida State. He also received a call from Charlie Strong, the head coach of Louisville. He also heard from Alabama, LSU and Miami.
He says that most schools want to see his spring film before offering him a scholarship.
Brady plans to visit Georgia and Louisville next week, and will visit Florida State and other SEC schools over the summer.