Newcomer Profile: Jamil Tyson

Today's football newcomer profile examines New Jersey defensive back Jamil Tyson.

Jamil Tyson
DB, 6-0, 181 lbs., 4.5
Woodrow Wilson High, Siklerville, N.J.

Quarterbacked Woodrow Wilson to an undefeated season and the South Jersey Group 3 championship in 2001. It was the school's first perfect season since 1939 … will play in the defensive backfield for the Mountaineers.

At the quarterback position for Woodrow Wilson, he threw for 1,794 yards and 18 touchdowns in his senior season … he also rushed for 550 yards and six touchdowns … as a defensive back, he recorded 45 tackles and seven interceptions … Named as an all-Olympic Conference selection … all-Group 3 selection … third-team all-South Jersey … listed as an All-America by Tom Lemming and an all-region by PrepStar

Selected the Mountaineers over a host of impressive offers, including Wisconsin, Rutgers, North Carolina, Virginia Tech, Pitt and others … decided to become a Mountaineer shortly after his visit to Morgantown on the weekend of Jan. 11 … picked as a New Jersey Super 100

Brother is Turk McBride, a junior defensive end and wide receiver for Woodrow Wilson. McBride is already being heavily recruited by many schools, and West Virginia is in the thick of the race for his commitment.

Jamil also played basketball and ran track at Woodrow Wilson … will major in physical education … son of Paulette and Grady Littles and Claude McBride.

What Rich Rodriguez says: "Jamil Tyson is a very good athlete, who we're looking at as a defensive back. He was a quarterback in high school and probably could be a very good receiver, but we like him best on defense."

What Herb Hand says: "Jamil Tyson can play a couple different positions for us. He's going to start out at corner, but he could also move to a safety if we need him to. He was a safety in high school, as well as a quarterback. Their high school program had a tremendous season, and Jamil was their leader. He's a winner, and he'll hit you in the mouth."

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