When the Notre Dame Fighting Irish secured a commitment from running back Chris Tyree in May, they knew they were getting a fast player. But even Brian Kelly probably couldn’t predict just how fast his new speedster was.
This past Monday Tyree participated in The Opening Finals, where he beat a group of the fastest players in the country. In the final race, he beat Ohio State five-star commit Julian Fleming by several steps.
He clocked an official 40-yard dash time of 4.37 seconds.
— The Opening (@TheOpening) July 2, 2019
247Sports rates Tyree as the No. 34 overall prospect in the country. He is the No. 1 all-purpose back in the nation, and the No. 1 prospect from the state of Virginia.
He announced his commitment to Notre Dame on May 23 after narrowing down his choices to the Irish, Alabama Crimson Tide, and Oklahoma Sooners.
— Tom Loy (@TomLoy247) July 2, 2019
The Irish knew that they were getting a fast player in Tyree, but to beat out a five-star wide receiver like in impressive at any position.
In three years of high school, Tyree has rushed for 3,275 yards and 28 touchdowns on 387 carries (8.46 yards per carry).
He’ll be joining Notre Dame in 2020 after his senior year.
Defenders have been put on notice: If they let Chris Tyree get past them, they might never catch him.