Chris Tyree, the No. 1 ranked all-purpose running back in the class of 2020, announced his commitment to the University of Notre Dame on Thursday. Tyree chose the Fighting Irish over Alabama and Oklahoma, among others. He went on an official visit to Oklahoma in April, but ultimately decided that Notre Dame was the best choice for him.
Notre Dame running back coach Lance Taylor had a huge impact on his decision. Tyree believes he has similar skillsets to other running backs who have thrived under Taylor's coaching, including Christian McCaffrey and Bryce Love.
The choice to attend Notre Dame was also about more than just football.
"It's really prestigious academically," he said. "We thought about and if football wasn't in the picture, what school would be the best fit for me, so I feel like, just to get a degree from a prestigious school like Notre Dame is really important."