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Boise State roster countdown 2019: Day 22, Tyric LeBeauf

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Just a hair to the side of 3 weeks until kickoff. This thing is happening, y’all. Today we’ll take a look at the deuce-deuce on the Bronco roster—Tyric LeBeauf

#22, Tyric LeBeauf, RS Freshman, CB

Stats

Height: 6’ 2”

Weight: 180 lbs

High School: Long Beach Poly, Long Beach, CA

How’d he get to the Blue™?

Tyric (pronounced “Ty-Reek”) LeBeauf was a success story of the new early signing period as the Broncos offered him “late” on December 5th, 2017 and his desire to sign “early” led to him to pull the trigger for the December 20th signing period rather than wait and take January visits (as he’d initially planned). A high school teammate of DeAndre Pierce, the lanky corner was rated as a 3-star by both Rivals and 247. As a senior, he racked up 47 tackles in 11 games and also had 4 INTs as well as a sometimes role as punt returner. As a junior, he had just 13 tackles over 9 games, but still had two picks (one of which went for a TD). LeBeauf coveted the Bronco offer over all others, including ones from Arizona, Colorado, Colorado State, Hawaii, Rutgers, San José State, Utah, and Washington State. Check him out.

Nickname

“Stretch”

Couldn’t bring myself to fall into that “Shia” trap again

Look-a-like

Raphael Saadiq from Tony! Toni! Tone! Feels good.

Career Highlights

Named 7th best cornerback in the west in Scout.com’s post-summer rankings.

2019 Prospectus

From all accounts, LeBeauf was impressing coaches last fall, but a rather untimely ACL tear (not that there is a real great time to tear one’s ACL) forced their hand on the redshirt. The silver lining from that injury is it was alllll the way back in September, so despite having to miss all of last season and a lot of spring, his knee should be good and healed—and hopefully better than it was before. The Broncos are breaking in new turf this fall, so it should have less turf monsters residing within.

Enough of the past, what’s in LeBeauf’s future? Well, lots of playing time if I’m reading the tea leaves correctly. The Broncos have really recruited the DB positions well of late, but outside the safeties, still don’t have a ton of experience to show for it. The depth is clearly improving...but there’s no clear fave to replace Tyler Horton at this point—that’s LeBeauf’s cue. IF Tyric’s knee is back to 100%, he’s definitely in the mix with guys like Jalen Walker, Chris Mitchell, and newly-arrived Markel Reed to line up across from Avery Williams (same side of line of scrimmage though). Marques Evans and WR-turned-CB Damon Cole are certainly capable of making things interesting as well. I have to think that Walker has the inside track given his experience level, but I don’t think it’s by a wide margin. If LeBeauf is as impressive and versatile as I’ve heard, I expect that he’ll be getting significant looks this fall. Even if he doesn’t land a starting gig...he’ll be a part of certain packages and help spell the starter, so we have fresh legs on D. I’m excited to see what he can do with both wheels.

Is he on Twitter?

Yes, and according to my emoji to English dictionary...he’s an IT fan?

Completely NOT made up fact

I assume you already knew that “Le” is French for “the”, but I don’t know what to believe after placing the rest of Tyric’s name into Google Translate.