Chris Tyree’s name has been in the headlines for the past three years, even longer if you consider the level he was playing at... Thomas Dale duo nabs ‘Power 5’ offers
ABOVE: Chris Tyree totes the pigskin in action earlier this year.

Chris Tyree’s name has been in the headlines for the past three years, even longer if you consider the level he was playing at in middle school. However, the Thomas Dale High School junior continues to reap the benefits of his athleticism on the field and a strong work ethic in the classroom. Last week he picked up offers from Michigan State and Kentucky.

Tyree finished the football season with 1,446 yards rushing on 177 carries and 11 touchdowns. This included an electrifying 92-yard score and seven games with 100 yards or more. Tyree defended 22 passes. His track speed makes him an obvious option for many colleges.

On Dec. 5, Tyree announced his “top 10” schools. These are: Florida State, Michigan, Mississippi State, Oklahoma, Penn State, Stanford, Nebraska, Virginia, Virginia Tech and Notre Dame.

While Tyree is no rookie to the college offer game, sophomore Bryce Carter earned his first stripes when Pittsburgh of the Atlantic Coast Conference came calling for the senior offensive/defensive lineman. Despite missing some time with an injury this season, Carter’s stat line was a healthy as his 6-2 frame. He totaled 60 tackles with nine of those resulting in a loss of yardage. He only recorded one sack, but his 14 quarterback hurries kept him making plays all season long.

When a sophomore gets an offer from a “Power 5” school, the recruiting trajectory typically only goes up from that point, so expect to hear more about Carter in the coming months and years.