Class of 2020 Running Back Chris Tyree Adding Versatility to His Repertoire

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Sophomore running back Chris Tyree is one of the most highly-rated recruits on Virginia Tech’s board for the Class of 2020. (Photo by Ivan Morozov)

The athleticism of Chris Tyree has made him a prototypical skill player. This season, he’s showing that his football abilities encompass even more.

In Thomas Dale High School’s second game of the season, a 36-6 win over L.C. Bird, Tyree played the unorthodox position of fullback. The 5-foot-9 and 160-pound Tyree did well to spring his fellow running backs for over 200 yards.

Tyree, a Class of 2020 prospect, will play running back at the next level. But, as he continues to take in a number of visits, his fullback moment was another example of Tyree’s toughness and smarts.

“We were running the plays that week and it was just best for me to run those plays,” he said. “It was downhill, going forward. It wasn’t hard, you just have to have a different mentality for every position. I had to be more aggressive and physical.”

Tyree has held 12 scholarship offers since the summer. Penn State was the last to offer, in June. Throughout the early portion of his