Ala. DB Tyrez Lindsey Planning UNC Official Visit

UNC secondary coach Charlton Warren is in pursuit of versatile defensive back Tyrez Lindsey.

Tyrez Lindsey intends to officially visit North Carolina.

“I’m making plans for after my regular season to go up there and get a feel for the campus,” Lindsey said. “I’d like to go during the season, but location makes it difficult.”

Just before the football season, UNC became the latest school to offer Lindsey, a 6-foot-2, 187-pound defensive back from Dothan (Ala.).

“I think Coach [Charlton] Warren got a hold of my film,” Lindsey said. “He then contacted my coach and then the three of us spoke together.”

Nine schools have offered Lindsey, including Cincinnati, Kentucky, Mississippi State, Nevada, Southern Miss, and Troy.

As soon as Warren offered, Lindsey began researching UNC to the point where he has a good feel for the school, outside of visiting.

“It’s a great school,” Lindsey said. “It’s a great program and I see them doing even more great things in the future. So it would be a great program to be a part of.”

Since extending an offer, Warren has maintained regular contact with Lindsey, usually through Twitter.

“His message is always: ‘This could be a great situation for you and your family,’” Lindsey said. “It’s never just about football. It’s always about how great the situation would be overall. And that’s what I really like about talking with him – he doesn’t only focus on football.”

According to Lindsey, UNC – like other schools – is looking at him as a versatile defensive back who could play several positions throughout the secondary. He’s used similarly for Dothan – he primarily plays cornerback, but also receives reps at safety. He has three interceptions in six games this season.

“If I have to, I could go to safety,” Lindsey said. “But I could stay at corner. It’s whatever is needed.”

This season, Lindsey has attended games at Auburn and Southern Miss. He has also visited Cincinnati, Kentucky, Mississippi State, and Wake Forest – most of which for camps.


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