DITR: Kieron T’yre

Our next Diamond in the Rough is class of 2024 Defensive Back Kieron T’yre. Kieron is a 4 year varsity player out of Harrison Central High School from Gulfport, Mississippi. Kieron is 6’1 185 LBS and runs a 4.57 40 yard dash. He has a max bench of 235 LBS and a max squat of 415 LBS. Kieron has a 3.0 GPA and has been on the All-State team the last 2 years, 1st team as a Linebacker his sophomore year and 2nd team as a Defensive Back his junior season. He was also named All District MVP last season.

When did you start playing football?

“I started playing flag football when I was 7 and tackle when I was 12.”

What is your favorite thing about football?

“I love being able to hit and be physical without having repercussions.”

What is the hardest part about football?

“Off season work can be tough, lifting and conditioning isn’t easy but it is crucial to better yourself for the season.”

What is something you have learned through football?

“You are always going to have overcome adversity, it is important to not let it bring you down and to keep pushing.”

Do you play any other sports?

I play small forward on the basketball team and played baseball my freshman year.”

What is your favorite College Football Team?

“I really like Tulane and the University of Texas”

Who is your favorite NFL Team?

“That would be the Seattle Seahawks.”

Who is your biggest role model?

“I really look up to Deion Sanders because he has a certain swagger about him that I try to embody.”

How do you balance school and football?

“For me school comes first and keeping it that way makes it pretty easy for me to keep up my grades and focus on football after.”

How do you prepare for a game?

“It depends on the mood I am in and how I am feeling, sometimes I read a book and sometimes I just listen to music.”

Do you have any goals for the upcoming season?

“I really just want to improve on last season and perfect my craft.”

What is your best skillset as a player?

“My man coverage skills are what set me apart.”

What has been your best football memory so far?

“Having the opportunity to play in the Adidas Freshman All American game in Naples, I met a lot of great players and saw some great talent.”

What does being a good teammate mean to you?

“It means a lot. Being considered a leader means I need to set an example for others which helps the team as a whole.”

What does the team need to do to succeed next season?

“We need to buy in and keep everything in order, we have the talent that is needed to be successful.”