Tyree To Visit Rutgers; Names Top Schools

South Brunswick (N.J.) High athlete Jevon Tyree was offered by Rutgers two months ago, and his recruitment has been quiet. However, ScarletReport.com caught up with the 5-foot-11, 180-pound Tyree, who is named his "top schools" while also talking about when he will visit Rutgers campus again.

South Brunswick (N.J.) High athlete Jevon Tyree's spring focus is on lacrosse, a sport his dad (Mark) excelled in at Rutgers, so his football recruiting has been pushed to the back.

However, there are three schools standing out to the 5-foot-11, 180-pound Tyree.

"If you're asking me if I'm leaning toward a school right? Not really," Tyree said. "But if I had to say, Connecticut, Penn State and Rutgers are the top schools. Boston College, I don't really know anything about it."

All four schools offered Tyree, and the only one he is yet to visit is Boston College. The school he knows the most about is Rutgers, and for a variety of reasons.

Tyree is close friends with Scarlet Knights receiver Mohamed Sanu, and he's visited campus a number of times, with the next visit scheduled for Saturday.

"(Rutgers coach) Greg Schiano sent me an email and is asking me if I'm coming to spring practice," Tyree said. (Receivers coach) P.J. Fleck sends me a lot of things, just about every day."

Tyree plays defensive back, running back and receiver for South Brunswick, where he rushed for 600 yards and seven touchdowns on 60 carries as a junior.

His first offer came from Penn State, where he visited last month.

"That was nice," Tyree said. "I really liked all the traditions they had. The campus was really nice and everyone knows about their stadium. It was good. The coaches were easy to bond with and the players there were very nice. I liked it."

Tyree also took a visit to Connecticut.

"UConn really surprised me with their facilities. I had no idea," he said. "They were really quiet about their facilities. I had no idea they had an indoor field, a really nice training room, locker room. I Their dorms are nice. They start off the freshman with nice dorms, and even nicer dorms, I heard, if you do well in school. That was nice, too.

"The players there, they really put themselves in our shoes and they knew how we felt and gave us answers we wanted to here."

Tyree added Wisconsin wants him to visit, but the cost and distance could preclude that from happening.

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