Jon Tyree (L) and Nick Tyree of Thomas Dale (Photo: Joe Barnes/recruit757)
Tyree twins set to carry family name
by Byron Jones, recruit804
Chris Tyree lit the central region ablaze during his time at Thomas Dale. Touted as the fastest high school football player in 2019, Tyree committed to Notre Dame and is listed on their two-deep rotation as the Irish opened up their season against Duke. The speedster accumulated over 4,000 rushing yards and 46 touchdowns in high school, and he’s paved the way for his younger twin brothers to pick up where he left off. On Saturday against the Blue Devils, Chris chipped in 6 carries for 20 yards in his debut as a true freshman.
Jonathan (2024 WR/DB) and Nicholas (2024 RB/DB) came to our Clash of the Titans event to get quality reps and exposure against a competition field made up primarily of rising juniors and seniors. Nicholas posted one of the top forty-yard dash times at the camp, clocking in at 4.53. Both Tyree’s fared well in individual drills and one on one competition.
When asked about their older brother, both Jon and Nick explained that Chris has been an exemplary role model for them to look up to. “He’s a good person to look up to,” stated Jon. We used to see him in the house every day, and he just set a lot of good examples for us… School wise and sports wise, he just set good examples for us to learn.”
The Tyree’s played on the highly touted Chesterfield Falcons 13U team last fall with rising freshmen sensation Eric Smith, who landed an offer from Ole Miss in August, and Zahir Rainer, son of UVA/NFL linebacker Wali Rainer. Eric will play at Manchester while Zahir will join his older brother Elijah at Trinity. Although the four of them will play at different schools, they still
remain close friends and workout with one another.
“It was a great team. The coaches were good, and we had great teammates,” explained Nick. Jon stated, “Our coaches all helped us get better any way possible. We did good at our tournament down in Florida, and it made me love the game more.”
It’s way too early to claim that Nick or Jon will be the next coming of their older brother. However, they have reaped the benefits of learning under one of the best to ever strap it up in the 804, and I suspect these two will eventually grow into a terrifying two-headed monster for Coach Kevin Tucker over the next four years.
– Byron Jones