South Brunswick DB Wants to Stay Close

Jevon Tyree of South Brunswick High School (Monmouth Junction, N.J.)does not have any official plans for the coming months, but he decided that he wants to stay close to home. Rutgers is down the street and has already offered, but what others schools are just as involved with Tyree?

The more in-depth Jevon Tyree goes into the recruiting process, the more he wants to be close to home.

Tyree said last month that he has a hard time seeing himself going more than a few hours away from his home in South Brunswick, N.J.

School ends for Tyree in late June and will set up summer plans then. Most of which, he said, involve schools nearby.

"I don't really know for sure yet, but I'm going to keep it local," Tyree said. "I'm leaning toward schools that are closer to home."

Tyree said he cooled off on the farther away schools recruiting him, but may still want to take an official visit to Wisconsin during the season.

"I was talking a lot to Oregon, but it's just too far," Tyree said. "I was really honored that they were talking to me, but I don't want to go across the country."

Tyree said he picked up verbal offers from Iowa and Minnesota, but does not know much about the schools yet.

For the summer, Tyree said his college interests center around Penn State, Connecticut and Rutgers in no particular order.

"I probably talk the most with Penn State and UConn," he said. "Neither one is too far away from home and they're both good programs."

With Rutgers, Tyree said he does not have the same contact, but that does not worry him.

"We're not speaking a lot lately, but it's right down the street," Tyree said. "I can go up there any time I want and I'll definitely come visit this summer."

Tyree is close friends with Rutgers rising junior Mohamed Sanu, who has nothing but good things to say about the Scarlet Knights, he said.

"Before all this happened and I got offered and recruit, we were just good buddies," Tyree said. "We're friends. Obviously he would love for me to come to Rutgers, but he says the most important thing is to pick a place where I will be happy. He definitely helps me with the process."

Boston College is still in the picture for Tyree as well.

"I still haven't been to BC," he said. "I don't want to just say ‘no' without visiting. I want to see what they're about. It's not too far."

Tyree has not set up any plans for the summer yet, but plans to have a busy one. He does not plan to make a college decision until the end of his senior season.

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