It’s the battle of the Florida B-teams in college football this weekend. The UCF Knights and USF Bulls have enjoyed phenomenal seasons.
When you consider they’ve reached notched more wins than the Florida State Seminoles and Florida Gators, you can’t help but concede that the future is bright for these two programs.
And when you have receivers making plays like Tyre McCants did for USF, recruits are going to take notice.
Taking the ball on a pass thrown behind the line of scrimmage, McCants took it 50 yards for a touchdown.
But the most impressive part is that he dragged a UCF receiver for the last 15 of them.
McCants shows off the full array of what top flight programs look for in a wide receiver. He displayed good vision, breakaway speed and the muscle, drive and determination to finish the play.
The Knights are vying for respect among the College Football Playoff voters. While they sit too far out to have a conceivable chance of getting in this year, a strong finish and a similar strong season next year could be good enough.
They’re going to have to keep themselves from being dragged into the end zone, though.