Height/Weight: 6-foot-5, 210 pounds
Hometown/High School: Pittsburgh, PA (Perry Traditional Academy)
Ranking: ★★★★(0.9072 247Sports Composite)
For much of his recruitment Tyreese Fearbry appeared to be a lock to Pitt. Fearbry is a Pittsburgh City League kid and, to his credit, Pat Narduzzi has done an excellent job recruiting the City League since he arrived in Oakland.
In April, Fearbry attended Penn State’s spring practice that was open to the general public at Beaver Stadium. This is when Fearbry’s interest in Penn State began to gain steam. Following this trip to Happy Valley the Nittany Lions were among his top schools and secured an official visit.
Fearbry officially visited campus the weekend of June 18 and named the Nittany Lions his leaders coming out of the visit. While he also took official visits to Pitt, Kentucky and Auburn this summer, that official visit to Happy Valley was enough for the Nittany Lions to seal the deal.
When he arrives on campus Fearbry will do so as a project. That said, he will arrive as a project with tremendous upside and a sky high ceiling. With his size, length and frame, Fearbry could become a multi-year starter and a good one for the Nittany Lions.
While Fearbry will be a raw prospect he has all of the tools needed to become an all-conference level player for the Nittany Lions. Fearbry has tremendous length with his 6-foot-5 frame and good explosion off the edge. Fearbry’s has a motor that never stops and does not shy away from physicality and contact.
Fearbry will also need to learn to play with his hand the dirt as he mostly plays as a stand up defensive end for Perry Traditional Academy. Fearbry is a plus athlete who also plays tight end and wide receiver in high school. While Fearbry will be raw when he arrives on campus, he is a piece of clay that John Scott Jr. can mold into a terrific pass rusher.