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Early Signing Period: West Virginia signs Philadelphia-area standout safety Tykee Smith

The Mountaineers pull another top prospect out of the Keystone State

Tykee Smith | Twitter @TykSmith

Take Me Home ‘19: Tykee Smith, Safety

Position Height Weight School 247Sports Composite Rank
Position Height Weight School 247Sports Composite Rank
S 5'11" 187 Imhotep Institute Charter School (Philadelphia, PA) Three-star; No. 41 S


247Sports (composite): ★★★; Grade: 0.8829; No. 469 National; No. 41 S; No. 8 PA

247Sports: ★★★; Grade: 88; No. 531 National; No. 45 S; No. 9 PA

ESPN: ★★★; Grade: 77; No. 74 S; No. 96 Regional; No. 15 PA

Rivals: ★★★★; Rating: 5.8; No. 26 S; No. 7 PA


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Smith was a do-it-all star for Imhotep Institute. Not only is Smith uber-talented on the field but his overall football knowledge is second to none. An Imhotep assistant coach told “He just understands football and cares about it. He watches film, and when he sees formations in practice more than once. you never fool him twice. He is that kind of kid.”

Smith chose the Mountaineers over offers from Maryland, Michigan State, North Carolina, Syrcause, Oklahoma, North Carolina, Baylor, Kansas, Duke, Minnesota, Missouri, NC State, Pitt, Rutgers, Vanderbilt, and Minnesota.

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