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Tyrese Fryfogle Ready For Liftoff

George County High School is tucked away off of Old Highway 63 outside of the small town of Lucedale. The Rebels boast a player that could possibly be the best kept secret in Mississippi High School Football.

Tyrese Fryfogle stands 6-2 and weighs nearly 200 pounds. He racked up 52 catches for the Rebels in 2015 with eight scores.

"I feel like I had a really had a great junior year, but I'm excited to hopefully have a even better senior season and help my team do better things and try to make a run for the playoffs," Fryfogle told SES Mississippi.

Fryfogle has quickly become a human highlight reel. If the ball is anywhere in his general vicinity, he can and most likely will haul it in. His athleticism makes him nearly impossible to cover. "I get it from my dad," Fryfogle said. "When the ball is in the air I just do whatever I have to do to make the catch."

Tyrese's father, Trey, played football in the SEC for the Ole Miss Rebels back when Eli Manning was slinging it around the Vaught.

Fryfogle says his father has taught him much more than how to play the game of football. "He has taught me to be a man of character on and off the field," Fryfogle explained. "We watch my film together and he helps me with my routes and with being a complete player." Fryfogle is spending his off-season, now that basketball is over, working on a lot of speed and weight training. He says that playing the wide receiver position at the same high school his father once did draws a lot of comparisons. "Yea they do, but my dad says I'm going to be better than he was if I stay focused and keep working," Fryfogle said.

For Tyrese, his drive comes from his love of his team and his family. "I play for my teammates, my coaches, and my family," Fryfogle expressed. "I have four little brothers that look up to me and I want to be a good example for them."

It is hard to believe that a player with his talent and level headedness has yet to receive any scholarship offers but that will most definitely change in the near future. He is doing his part in the process by producing on the field, continuing to work to be better and taking visits. "No offers yet, but I have been talking with three SEC schools who want to meet me in person before making an offer and several other schools," Fryfogle said. "With basketball just ending we will be making our first visit to South Carolina on April 25th and 26th and then to Ole miss on the 7th and 8th and MSU on the 9th."

**Photos by GlamTaz Photography.

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