SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. – Slippery Rock University Head Football Coach George Mihalik
A 6-foot-2, 180-pound defensive back, Tyree was named last week to the Pennsylvania roster for the 57th annual Big 33 Classic all-star game.
Tyree is the third Cathedral Prep product to join The Rock's 2014 recruiting class. He joined fellow DB Will Monono and linebacker J.T. Joint on the Green and White roster.
That trio helped Cathedral Prep win the 2012 Class AAA state championship and advance to the state semifinals last fall.
Tyree verbally accepted a scholarship offer from reigning Mid-American Conference champion Bowling Green State University, a Football Bowl Subdivision program, and then-head coach Dave Clawson last July.
In the wake of Clawson's departure for Wake Forest and the hiring of former Eastern Illinois coach Dino Babers as BGSU's head coach, the non-binding offer to Tyree was withdrawn.
Before deciding upon Bowling Green and ultimately The Rock, Tyree reportedly received scholarship offers from Buffalo, Kent State, Massachusetts, Robert Morris and Temple.
Tyree was named to the Pennsylvania Football Writers' All-State first team and Pennsylvania Football News second-team all-state team as well as first-team All-District 10 honors in his senior season.
Tyree recorded 61 total tackles (33 solo), one interception, which he returned 66 yards, two tackles for loss and one pass breakup in his final scholastic season. He also caught a 17-yard TD pass on offense and averaged 14.5 yards on 11 punt returns.
With the addition of Tyree, The Rock have added 16 recruits to their roster for the 2014 season. The Green and White announced the addition of 15 recruits
The Big 33 Football Classic, which pits the best high school players from Pennsylvania against Maryland's top players, will be played June 14 at HersheyPark Stadium and broadcast live on the NFL Network.
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