Tyree Anxious for Wisconsin Visit

One of the top cornerbacks in New Jersey, three-star Jevon Tyree is preparing for his team's season opener on September 9, and is anxious to schedule a visit to Wisconsin in the near future.

MADISON - Jevon Tyree - a 5-11 cornerback out of South Brunswick, New Jersey - has plenty of offers to choose from, holding offers from Boston College, Connecticut, Iowa, Minnesota, Penn State, Pittsburgh, Rutgers and Wisconsin.

Of his eight offers, Tyree has shown a legitimate interest in coming to Wisconsin and see what the campus has to offer.

"I was going to go to the Badgers season opener against UNLV but I'm not going anymore," Tyree told Badger Nation. "I don't know when I'll be able to get up to Wisconsin, but I'm still interested in visiting the campus and watching a Badgers football game."

Tyree is still developing his relationships with his recruiting coordinators at different colleges that are recruiting him, but he isn't ready to start narrowing down his schools.

"Coach Thomas Hammock is my recruiting coordinator at Wisconsin," Tyree said. "We have a solid relationship. The relationship is similar to my other recruiting coaches at the different colleges. He's a nice coach and he seems like a good coach. We talk about how they would like me to come to Wisconsin and when I could possibly make a visit to their campus.

"As of right now, I don't have a top three or top five. I'll probably start to narrow the schools down sometime during my football season. I want to see what the different coaches have to offer."

Although Tyree isn't ready to announce his top schools, he does know what will play into his decision.

"I'll look at the competition at the school at my position," Tyree said. "I'd be fine with redshirting but I would like to know who else is at my position on their team. I also have to have a good relationship with the coaches and know what kind of defense they run and if I could fit it."

Tyree's first game isn't until September 9 when they face Sayreville. Besides playing the cornerback position for the Vikings, Tyree also plays running back, and has high expectations for his team and himself during his last year of high school football.

"Our team goal is to make it to the state championship game because we haven't been there in a while and beat our rivalry teams this year," Tyree said. "Individually, I want to try and have a good year. I had a good junior season and I want to see if I can have a better year statistically. Last year, I had 25 tackles and three interceptions. This year, my goal is to get six or seven interceptions. On the offensive side of the ball, I want to see if I can rush for more than 600 yards."

For a kid living in New Jersey, Tyree already has a good understanding of what Wisconsin football is about.

"I know a lot about Wisconsin," he said. "They have a high quality school. They win their football games and they make bowl games every year. The teams they play in the Big Ten our always tough. If you say Wisconsin football, it's self explanatory."

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