After watching close family friend Mohamed Sanu star at Rutgers for three seasons, Tyree is ready to do the same and set to enroll in the last month of June during the second summer session of classes.
"I'm still just waiting because I feel like I've been waiting for this moment forever," Tyree said. "I'm really excited. I know Rutgers is a great school and I made a great decision. I'm just waiting for things to happen."
Though Tyree misses out on the opportunity to be teammates with Sanu, who left a year early for the NFL, he feels nothing but pride for his friend.
"Once Mo was drafted, I just sat back and said, ‘okay, this is great,'" Tyree said. "I actually know somebody that's in the NFL. Things are great in South Brunswick now with him and T.J. With T.J., I told him this journey is really excited, the recruiting process."
Taylor, whose first offer came from Temple, is up to four verbal scholarship offers and is being heavily recruited by Rutgers.
Taylor said Tyree recruited him even before the Rutgers offer came in and he now hears often about the program.
"You can't really explain I," Tyree said on his message to Taylor. "It's just something I feel and that's why I picked Rutgers. Everything was good, but I just felt comfortable. Why would I go somewhere else when everything I want is right there?"
Living a short drive from campus, Tyree has been a frequent visitor since signing in February. He attended multiple practices this spring and is excited to join a talented defensive secondary this June.
"It was a great experience when you look out on the field and see the players," Tyree said. "You kind of recognize yourself out there and can see what you're going to be a part of. It's really exciting. It just makes you want to play right now, be a part of the program."
Like most of the Rutgers community, Tyree reacted positively to the new uniforms, but said it caught him off guard.
"I was a little surprised," Tyree said. "I know Rutgers is kind of like an old fashioned, original uniform type of school. They got fancy. That's the new fad of how football is now. I was kind of surprised by it, but they're definitely amazing."