On Thursday, the Twitter account The Best Gear announced that Bandy would be wearing legendary late Miami safety Sean Taylor’s neon mirror visor for his senior season at Columbus High in Miami. According to College Spun, Bandy has developed a friendship with Taylor’s younger brother, Jamal Johnson, who has also gifted Bandy one of Taylor’s game-worn Miami jerseys. You can see Bandy sporting the uniform in the Tweet above.
Bandy has long called Taylor his football idol despite their very different physiques; Taylor stood 6-foot-2 while Bandy is just 5-foot-9.5.
Opponents can be forgiven if they’re intimidated by Bandy come this fall when they look at his visor. The phosphorescent orange instantly recounts memories of Taylor’s physical dominance in South Florida football, and Bandy will just be hoping to live up to that standard before chasing it in Coral Gables in the years to come.