Lewisville wide receiver Tyrell Shavers is an absolute freak.
At 6-foot-6, 196 pounds with 4.38 speed, Shavers looks like a player crafted in a video game. But the scary thing is he’s only 17 years old and still has plenty of room to grow.
Considered one of the top wide receivers in the country, Shavers has been working with former NFL wide receiver Margin Hooks this offseason and is determined to continue getting better.
“I know I still have a lot of room to improve on,” Shavers said. “Even though I got a bunch of offers, I’m still trying to be the best player out there. That’s the main thing for me — staying focused.”
Shavers impressed at a number of camps this offseason and earned an invitation to The Opening finals in Oregon last week, where he cemented his status as an elite recruit this cycle.
After posting that blazing forty time at the Dallas regional, Shavers was flooded with messages from college coaches and earned offers from the likes of Arkansas, Florida State, Georgia, LSU, Michigan and Texas.
Shavers said he wanted to take his time making his decision but made a surprising call and gave Alabama a verbal commitment last month.
“I just felt like the time was right,” Shavers said. “I felt comfortable with the coaches, and I feel like I can only keep getting better under them. They produce a lot of NFL players and can get me to where I want to be.”
Shavers pulled the trigger shortly after making an unofficial visit to Alabama, something he didn’t necessarily know he was going to do before heading to Tuscaloosa.
“I just decided to do it,” Shavers said. “It just felt right. I really enjoyed my time there. I like the campus, the facilities and the coaches. I felt like I could really grow there, so I just decided to commit.”
Shavers added that he is 100 percent solid to Alabama, but that hasn’t stopped other schools from trying to pry him away. Still, Shavers said he does not plan on making any other visits and is content with his decision.
As a junior at Lewisville, Shavers recorded 36 receptions for 667 yards and 10 touchdowns. His goals are to be even more productive as a senior and help lead Lewisville to the state playoffs.