Two Officials Set For Tyson

Mike Tyson was one of the top players in the Tidewater area in 2011. This fall, the talented defensive back transferred from Norfolk (Va.) Lake Taylor to Chatham (Va.) Hargrave Military Academy. The move has worked out well.

Mike Tyson transferred to Hargrave Military Academy back in August. The transition has been a smooth one for Tyson.

"I'm doing alright," said Tyson, who played safety for the Tigers. "My grades are great – I made the Dean's List. I'll graduate in spring."

"The season went well. We rotate in and out, but I had 37 tackles, two interceptions, and four forced fumbles."

Tyson already had scholarship offers from Clemson, Coastal Carolina, Hampton, Liberty, Maryland, North Carolina Central, Old Dominion, Penn State, Virginia, and Virginia Tech. However, more schools have started to pursue him since he moved to Hargrave.

"I've picked up offers from Cincinnati and East Carolina," said the 6-foot-2, 190-pound Tyson. "I've also gotten interest from Mississippi State, TCU, Texas Tech, and UNC."

"I would say Cincinnati and UVA are recruiting me the hardest.

Tyson will take his first official visit tomorrow.

"I'm taking an official to Cincinnati this Friday," he said. "I'm really excited about the trip. I've also got an official visit set for UVA on January 18. I'm going to try to take one to Clemson, too. I'm not sure if I will take all five visits."

Football will not be the most important factor he considers when he makes his decision.

"When I take my visits, I'll be looking at the campus, school, and the majors they have," he said. "The football aspect is important, but not as important as the academics. I want to major in physical therapy or business."

The Hargrave standout is not in a hurry to make his decision.

"I'm still wide open," he said.

"I would like to make my decision right before Signing Day."

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