"Coach (Grant) Heard called my coaches and my coaches told me to call coach Heard," Fryfogle said. "I called coach Heard and he told me that coach (Hugh) Freeze wanted to talk to me. Coach Freeze got on the phone and told me that he had spoken to my coaches and did a lot of background work on me and wanted to extend me an offer. He told me that I have really good ball skills and real good speed. He thinks I'm a polished receiver, but I still have a lot of room for improvement. He loves my upside."
Tyrese, the son of former Ole Miss receiver Trey Fryfogle, was left speechless.
"I didn't know what to say," Fryfogle recalled. "I was just real thankful for it. I was just so happy. I kind of didn't know what to say at first. I was overwhelmed. It's really special for me because my dad played there. We bleed Red and Blue. It means the world to me, really. It really is a dream come true for me."
The offer didn't come out of the blue. Tyrese camped at Ole Miss in June and had a really good camp.
"I had a really good camp up there. I came in at 6-foot-2, 206 pounds and ran a 4.58 forty. I had a 38.5" vertical and 10.4 broad jump. Coaches Heard and Freeze watched me closely the whole camp. They told me then that they were going to rank all of their receivers after their camps were over and let me know where I stood. They finished up their camps yesterday and that's when they called. Coach Heard told me that I was graded as one of their top receivers."
The Sun Herald All-Coast selection naturally thought about committing on the spot but decided to hold back.
"I really thought about doing it right then, but then I decided to give it a little bit of time to make sure that's where I wanted to be. It would be hard to say no to them though.."
In the meantime there are a couple more SEC schools who are starting to make a push for Tyrese.
"Alabama's new defensive line coach started calling me a couple weeks back. He looked at my film and said they really liked my game. He wanted me to come over to their camp today. My father and I are en route to their camp. South Carolina also likes me a lot. I went up there for a practice of theirs this spring and really liked it. Coach (Kurt) Roper and I have a great relationship. He likes me a lot. I'm going to go both ways this year (at George County). They want to see what I look like at defensive back before offering."
Fryfogle pulled in 52 catches for 919 yards and eight touchdowns as a junior.
Yancy Porter is the recruiting analyst for the Ole Miss Spirit and he can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org