Tyson ready for Hargrave

Mike Tyson was one of the top players in the Tidewater area last fall. Tyson will make the move to Hargrave Military Academy this fall and expects to have another big season.

Mike Tyson was a standout at Lake Taylor High (Norfolk, Va.) last fall. However, the 6-foot-3, 190-pound prospect will play this season at Hargrave Military Academy.

"I am excited (about going to Hargrave)," said Mike Tyson. "I might spend the whole year there, but I would like to graduate in December."

Tyson already had several scholarship offers, but with the addition of two offers this summer, his total has reached double-digits.

"I picked up offers from Clemson and Liberty this summer," he said. "I already had offers from Penn State, Maryland, Virginia, Old Dominion, Hampton, Coastal Carolina, North Carolina Central, and Virginia Tech. N.C. State and North Carolina are also recruiting me."

With the move to Hargrave, Tyson is re-evaluating his options.

"Right now, I am just keeping an open mind," Tyson said. "I was three days too old to play at Lake Taylor this fall. I had a list of top schools, but since I am going to Hargrave I am looking at all my options. I also know a lot of college coaches go up there to look at players."

This fall, Tyson plans to visit some schools.

"I want to go to Clemson to see a game, "he said. "I also want to go to games at Virginia Tech and Virginia. Those are the main three schools I want to check out. I might take some of my official visits, but I might not need all five."

Tyson has a tentative timetable for his recruitment.

"I will probably get it down to five by the middle of the season," he said. "My goal is to graduate in December and make a decision by January. Then I will be able to enroll at the school I chose and go through spring practice."

Most schools are recruiting Tyson to play safety. However, he said he could also play cornerback at the collegiate level. Last season at Lake Taylor, Tyson had 30 catches for 625 yards on offense. Defensively, he totaled 53 tackles, nine interceptions, 11 pass breakups, and two forced fumbles.

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