Speed is the name of the game for junior athlete Jevon Tyree of Monmouth Junction (N.J.) South Brunswick. Tyree saw action all over the field during the fall, and with his versatility and speed, college coaches are starting to take notice.
"Recruiting is good," said Tyree, who is 5-foot-11 and 170 pounds. "I'm receiving a lot of letters at school and home. Mostly Rutgers, but also Boston College, Connecticut, Tennessee, UNC and Syracuse."
Tyree attended several games at Rutgers during the 2010 season, and has a few more schools he would like to check out this year.
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"UConn, because they are one of the schools that contacted me first," said Tyree. "I would like to visit Tennessee too. Rutgers, I'm very familiar with already."
One of Tyree's strong points is his versatility, so he discussed where he would like to play on the field at the next level.
"Either corner or wide receiver," said Tyree, who has claimed to have run a 4.35 40. "I wouldn't mind running back either."
Tyree showed off this versatility during the fall, while playing cornerback, running back, wide receiver and returning kicks on special teams. He finished with 600 yards rushing and 6 touchdowns on 60 carries, added 25 tackles and three interceptions, and on special teams averaged 34.6 yards on kickoff returns, which included one touchdown.
"Things went as I planned, besides the injury I had against East Brunswick," said Tyree. "With me being a running back for the first time, I felt like I did what I had to do."