Tyronn Johnson knows the landscape of Miami-Dade football – having played and coached for a number of years.
When he took over the Hialeah program last year, he knew there would be challenges, but also understood that the T-Breds have been part of the 305 gridiron landscape for decades – and it would only be a matter of time until the program got things going back again.
Last season’s 4-3 Covid-shortened campaign was indeed a tale of two halves for this program.
After a 1-2 start, this team rolled to three wins in the next four games. Victories over Mater Academy, Boca Raton Olympic Heights and Miami Beach gave this team plenty to build on for 2021.
As the T-Breds head for spring over the next two months, there will be plenty of rising seniors on hand to give this team plenty of talent and experience.
Among those prospects ready to make a contribution includes Kylen Alfinez (DB, 5-8, 160), Karl Augustin (LB, 5-11, 170), Amaru Franck (RB, 5-11, 210), Malcolm Gullen (DE, 6-4, 225), Amani Javier (WR, 6-1, 175), Salvadore Hernandez (OL/DL, 5-10 270), Dejuan Miller (DB, 5-10, 175), Tyquan Smith (QB, 5-11, 170) and quick receiver Benzion Sneed (6-0, 155).
THE FUTURE IS BRIGHT
What Coach Johnson and his staff want to get out of this spring and summer is to add depth to the team. A number of upper classmen are ready to showcase their skills – and so are the Class of 2023 and 2024 rising prospects.
Class of 2023 players Andre Hall (Athlete, 5-8, 160) and Everson Liberte (TE, 5-11, 190) are going to be special and will be counted on plenty in 2021. So will Class of 2024 talent Jakari Joyner (WR, 5-9, 155) and defensive back Omari Young (DB, 5-8, 160).