We are proud to present the second edition in our third annual SoFloBulls.com USF Football Highlights Series as Bulls’ beast and wide receiver staple #Ocho Tyre ‘Husky’ McCants (@t_mccants8 ⨳ @T_McCants8) prepares for the 2019 NFL Draft. Our #Ocho highlight reel is a custom reel of hand selected plays from the 2018 season that flaunts McCants’ dynamic athletic prowess. In our opinion, Tyre is going to make a splash at the next level.
McCants finished his USF career fourth all-time on the career charts with 127 receptions, third on the receiving yardage charts with 1,856 yards and tied for second with 16 career touchdown receptions. McCants’ 59 receptions in 2018 him as the third-best season in program history. #Ocho appeared in 51 career games for the Bulls, making 32 starts as a staple for USF at wide receiver.
Since his arrival from Niceville High School as a part of the #DreamTeam USF recruiting class of 2014 McCants has been a force to be reckoned with… at least if you have the wherewithal to know what’s in your best interest. Just ask UCF LB Chequan Burkett how his 19 yard ride to the end zone on Black Friday during the 2017 War On I-4 showdown! Or better yet.. this MONSTER hit vs. Memphis 2016…
'i tried to tell you homie you don't want none'
🎱 @T_McCants8 pic.twitter.com/UK9gOtNWmA
— 𝗦𝗼𝗙𝗹𝗼𝗕𝘂𝗹𝗹𝘀 (@SoFloBulls) January 24, 2019
Or…. when McCants de-cleated this San Jose State player to spring D’Ernest Johnson for a 50 yard touchdown in 2017…😱🥵!!
McCants capped off his illustrious Bowl Game career, finishing as the Bulls career bowl game receptions leader (14), receiving yards (213) and touchdowns (2) during his four bowl game appearances. The 850 native even flicked an absolute dime to WR Randall St. Felix for a touchdown in the Bad Boy Mowers Gasparilla Bowl in his final game. The all-around high school star and 2013 Daily News Large School Player of the Year pulled down seven receptions for 164 yards (23.4 yds./rec.), scored two touchdowns, and posted 43 kick return yards on just two attempts in 2015.
McCants finished his senior season at Niceville with 1,889 total yards and 18 touchdowns. Broken down, McCants rushed for 535 yards and eight touchdowns, added 55 receptions for 798 yards and eight more scores, and posted 556 kick return yards on 14 attempts. McCants’ massive senior year averages out to 40 yards per touch. Yes, 40 yards every single time McCants touched the rock.
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by Matthew Manuri
Publisher & Editor, SoFloBulls.com | @Mcknurkle