The possibilities are certainly there already. Thomas Dale (Va.) 2020 running back Chris Tyree has 16 offers, after Michigan joined the list yesterday. But he could also have an opportunity to be a dual-sport athlete at the college level.
Tyree (5-9, 175) runs the 100m, 200m, 4x100m relay and the long jump, and his first meet is lined up for Saturday. Playing football and running track at the same time in college hasn’t been a priority for Tyree, as he’s made a myriad of college visits, but it’s certainly an option moving forward.
Tyree showed off his speed last year at the Washington, DC stop of Nike’s The Opening Regionals. He ran a 4.48-second 40-yard dash to claim the camp’s fastest man title.
“I’m not sure, I mean, people ask me a few times about both,” Tyree said. “But I don’t know. That’s just something I’ve got to think about. I mean, it keeps me in shape. But our track coach is amazing. He’ll get me faster, and I’ve noticed from freshman year to sophomore year, between football seasons, a big difference.”
In between his football and track seasons, Tyree has been busy since the first of the year. Last weekend, he visited Florida State with his parents. They’ve also taken him to Maryland, Wake Forest, West Virginia, Georgia and Mississippi State to get a better feel for his college options.
“I think what stood out the most was the difference in between how every campus is different,”...
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