#8 WR Tyre McCants - Redshirt Senior, 5’11”, 240 lbs.
2017: As you can see in the videos above, whether it was dragging dudes into enzones or being the recipient of Quinton Flowers’ final touchdown pass and then windmilling afterwards, McCants had a 2017 full of highlight reel plays. It’s been about a year and we’re still not sure if that San Jose State DB he blasted into oblivion is ok. The Niceville native was once again second on the team with 36 receptions for 686 yards and a team-leading seven touchdowns. He also set a single-game school record with 227 receiving yards on nine receptions in the War on I-4.
2016: Tyre played all 13 games and started nine. He caught 25 passes, second most among wide receivers, for 384 yards and four touchdowns, two of which were against SMU. (The second score was a feat of strength by McCants - he went up and stole the ball from the SMU cornerback covering him.)
Thought it was around there. Dude's strong AF, just ask this SMU DB from last season pic.twitter.com/vz3gVLWFml— BillyBoSox (@BillyBoSoxFWF) August 17, 2017
That was also his most productive game of the season, as he racked up 105 yards on three catches. McCants did fantastic work as a blocker on runs and screens, and picked up 12 rushing yards on two carries.
2015: McCants appeared in all 13 games as a redshirt freshman. He didn't make any starts, but he was a semi-regular in the wide receiver rotation and caught seven passes for 164 yards and two touchdowns. He had a 56-yard catch and run against Syracuse that set up USF's first score, and he caught a 34-yard TD pass from D’Ernest Johnson in the Miami Beach Bowl. His other touchdown, which he was not given credit for at the time, was a two-yard catch from Steven Bench to cap off the Bulls' 65-27 win over Cincinnati.
2014: Redshirt season.
How He Came To USF: McCants played at Niceville High School, on the other side of Choctawhatchee Bay from Destin in the Florida Panhandle. He was a versatile runner, receiver, and kick returner who totaled over 3,200 yards and 30 touchdowns for the Eagles, and helped steer them to the Class 7A state championship game in his senior year. He also received all-state second team honors in 2013. McCants had a number of offers, but turned them down and committed to USF in January 2014. He stayed on through signing day, even after Georgia and Florida State each made last-minute offers.
Recruiting Rankings: Tyre was a three-star prospect on all four recruiting sites (247, Rivals, Scout, ESPN).
Follow Him On... Tyre's Twitter is at @T_McCants8.