In the limited opportunities presented to him this season, Brady McBride tantalized Memphis coaches with glimpses of what first attracted them to him.
A three-year, dual-threat starter at quarterback while at Coppell High, McBride completed 8 of the 14 passes he attempted for 88 yards and ran for another 31 yards on just seven carries, according to the school’s website.
The small sample size was enough to remind everyone in Memphis of what made the 6-foot, 204-pound freshman such a hot commodity coming out of high school after leading Coppell to three straight University of Interscholastic League (UIL) Division I Class 6A playoffs appearances.
As a three-year starter in coach Mike DeWitt’s offense, McBride accounted for 7,662 yards, 6,516 through the air for 86 touchdowns. As a senior, he passed for 2,414 yards and 35 touchdowns against just three interceptions, earning him a 128.6 passer rating and Texas Sports Writers Association (TSWA) Class 6A All-State honorable mention.
His time at Memphis seems just a matter of time.