HIS RECRUITING STORY:
Born and raised a Michigan fan, Tyree Kinnel has been committed to the Wolverines since August, 2013. A former cornerback, Kinnel move to safety as a junior and has flourished at the position. When the news broke that Michigan had fired Brad Hoke, Kinnel looked around and took some official visits to to other programs. However, he solidified his commitment to Michigan moments after the hire of Jim Harbaugh.
“Played corner and safety but projects as a safety at the next level. High football IQ who may not have the straight line speed some desire. Great body control and instincts with the ability to provide strong run support. Tough hard-nosed player who has no problem putting a hit on an offensive player. Great hands with the ability to make something happen following an interception. Must continue work on coverage skills.”– national recruiting analyst Allen Trieu
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“I'm committed to Michigan. Michigan is the school for me. I grew up a Michigan fan and always wanted to go there. "We're all Michigan fans because my dad grew up in Jackson, Michigan. He just loved Michigan and ever since I was born, he just brained washed me on Michigan."- Tyree Kinnel
Kinnel is an athletic ball hawking safety that has potential to be multiple year starter when his Michigan career is over. He may compete for some playing time as a freshman but redshirting isn’t out of the question. Either way, Michigan got a good one in Kinnel.