Tyree a Priority Early
If you don't know Chris Tyree's name yet, that's okay. After all, he's not scheduled to graduate high school for another three years. Alas, recruiting starts earlier and earlier in these kids' lives every year. With the initial release of the 2020 rankings a few weeks back, came a lot more exposure for the running back ranked as the fourth-overall player in his class.
Tyree (Chester, VA) already holds a four-star distinction from 247Sports en route to being the No. 1 running back and No. 1 player in the state of Virginia. Back in mid-August, Tyree told Steve Wiltfong of 247Sports that four schools were standing out early on.
"I feel like I have great relationships with the coaches at Virginia Tech, Virginia, Maryland and Penn State," Tyree told 247Sports. "I've had opportunities to spend more time with those coaches."
Recently, Tyree spoke with Land of 10's Tyler Donohue about his Penn State interest, with positive results for the Nittany Lions.
“I’ve been talking to [running backs coach Charles] Huff probably more than anybody else,” he said. “I feel like he’s a really cool, down-to-earth person, but when it’s time to work he’ll push you. I saw that when I went to camp for just one day, and I think that’s why the running backs there are so successful. He pushes them so much, but at the same time he’ll care for them when they need him.”
That being said, Tyree's recruitment has a looooooong way to go. He goes on to mention that Clemson was his favorite team growing up and that he hopes an offer will come soon. And the Tigers certainly won't be the last team courting the borderline five-star.
New Composite Rankings
Each time a service does a major update like Rivals did on Tuesday, it means some big changes in the 247Sports Composite rankings, which take into account the rankings of multiple recruiting services online. So let's take a look at where the Penn State commits and targets now sit in the top-200 of the overall rankings.
- No. 5- DE Micah Parsons (Target)
- No. 12- WR Justin Shorter (Commit)
- No. 27- RB Ricky Slade (Commit)
- No. 55- DE/DT Tyreke Smith (Target)
- No. 57- DE Ayabi Anoma (Target)
- No. 60- CB Houston Griffith (Target)
- No. 64- DT Tyler Friday (Target)
- No. 66- OT Nana Asiedu (Commit)
- No. 100- TE Zack Kuntz (Commit)
- No. 102- DT PJ Mustipher (Commit)
- No. 108- OT Rasheed Walker (Target)
- No. 118- WR Jahan Dotson (Target)
- No. 120- S Isheem Young (Commit)
- No. 154- S Kwantel Raines (Target)
- No. 148- DE Jayson Oweh (Target)
- No. 172- DE Dorian Hardy (Commit)
- No. 196- TE Pat Freiermuth (Commit)
- No. 198- OC Fredrick Scruggs (Commit)
You can continue scrolling through the list to find the rest of the Penn State targets and commits.