PODCAST: The Opening Recap ft. Tirek Austin-Cave

PODCAST: The Opening Recap ft. Tirek Austin-Cave

I recap all the happenings at the star-studded Opening Finals held in Texas last week, and later bring on Miami's most recent commitment, New Jersey linebacker Tirek Austin-Cave, to discuss what went into his decision to pledge to the Canes.

HighSeas

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Finally listened to the interview today. Tirek sounds like a bright young mind. So many positive indicators with him:

  • Played through nasty shoulder injury
  • Athleticism
  • Production
  • Team mentality
  • Smarts and self awareness coming from a non-sheltered upbringing
  • Enrolling early and expecting to put on a lot of weight
The intangible aspects are a big reason why the clowns who evaluate off lists are such myopic fools. Star ratings don't inform you about a kid's will, his growth potential and other factors that determine the development of a prospect!
 

smoke_4

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Finally listened to the interview today. Tirek sounds like a bright young mind. So many positive indicators with him:

  • Played through nasty shoulder injury
  • Athleticism
  • Production
  • Team mentality
  • Smarts and self awareness coming from a non-sheltered upbringing
  • Enrolling early and expecting to put on a lot of weight
The intangible aspects are a big reason why the clowns who evaluate off lists are such myopic fools. Star ratings don't inform you about a kid's will, his growth potential and other factors that determine the development of a prospect!
I agree 100% he’s gonna be a good player down the road he’s bright and has that football IQ
 

Stefan Adams

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Finally listened to the interview today. Tirek sounds like a bright young mind. So many positive indicators with him:

  • Played through nasty shoulder injury
  • Athleticism
  • Production
  • Team mentality
  • Smarts and self awareness coming from a non-sheltered upbringing
  • Enrolling early and expecting to put on a lot of weight
The intangible aspects are a big reason why the clowns who evaluate off lists are such myopic fools. Star ratings don't inform you about a kid's will, his growth potential and other factors that determine the development of a prospect!
I’m saying this as someone who has talked to a lot of young men over the past two cycles: Tirek is the most impressive from a mentality standpoint and is also the most well spoken. Like I said on the pod, I knew he was Canes material from our first convo when he was offered
 

CaneDog66

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Great podcast Stefan! Absolutely love TAC; his athleticism, speed, moxie, willingness to put his team before himself, the list goes on and on. He’s going to explode this year and easily obtain his 4* for all the star gazers out there. He will come in at Miami and in my opinion take over the LB corps. I’m that high on his abilities and believe he’ll easily be a 3yr and done starter.
 

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