Tyrell Ajian, Defensive Back, 6-0, 190, Fr-HS, Mansfield, Ohio (Madison Comprehensive) – Combination athlete in high school, playing defensive back and wide receiver … Four-star prospect by 247Sports, Rivals and ESPN … Rivals ranks him the No. 10 overall prospect in the state of Ohio and the No. 23 athlete in the class of 2017 … ESPN has him as the No. 8 safety in the country … Scout says, “He has the size college coaches desire in their defensive backs and is very athletic and has a nose for the football” … First-team OCC All-Conference and honorable mention second-team All-Northwest Ohio in 2016 … Nominated for the 2017 U.S. Army All-American Bowl … Had three interceptions and 54 tackles as a junior, along with 783 receiving yards, 551 rushing yards and 19 touchdowns … OCC Offensive Player of the Year and first-team Offense All-Northwest Ohio in 2015 … Also excelled on the basketball court, becoming a member of Madison’s 1,000-point club during his senior season … Coached by Jamie Masi … Chose Kentucky over Michigan State, Tennessee, West Virginia and Notre Dame … Name is pronounced “Ajian (a-jun)” 

Coach Stoops says: “Tyrell is a versatile athlete who can play every position in the secondary and has shown great leadership. His awareness and instincts have been evident on the football field and basketball court.”

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