USAAAB: McCord to Miami

National Recruiting Analyst
Posted Jan 6, 2012
Chad Simmons


SAN ANTONIO - Tyriq McCord announced during the U.S. Army All-American game Saturday that he is going to Miami.

Tyriq McCord is a 6-foot-3, 220 pound defensive end out of Jefferson High School in Tampa, Fla. and he committed to Miami over South Carolina on Saturday inside the Alamodome.

He has visited UM and he likes the idea of playing on the same line as one of the top freshmen in the country.

"Anthony Chickillo is one of the best out there, so I am excited about playing with him. I think he can make me better when I get there," said McCord.

"I also like Miami's history. They have had a lot of great players like Ed Reed, Ray Lewis, and guys like that."

The four-star DE is from the Sunshine State and he picked UM over Georgia, Miami, South Carolina, and USC.

Scout's Take: McCord is still growing into his long frame and he is an athlete playing a little light on the defensive line right now. He has added about 15 pounds since last season and he will continue to get bigger. He is better rushing the passer than he is at stopping the run right now. He has long arms, he dips shoulder well off the edge, and he can pressure the quarterbacks well.

Chad Simmons is currently a National Recruiting Analyst for FOX Sports/Scout. He started with Scout in 2003 and then moved on to another Recruiting Service from 2004-2008 before returning to Scout the first of 2009 to become South Recruiting Manager.
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