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Elite Notre Dame Commit Wins The Opening 'Fastest Man' Competition

Six jets flying over Notre Dame's football stadium.

SOUTH BEND, IN - NOVEMBER 02: The U.S. Navy Blue Angels perform a stadium flyover before the Notre Dame Fighting Irish take on the Navy Midshipmen at Notre Dame Stadium on November 2, 2013 in South Bend, Indiana. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

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.

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.

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.