Member of Akron's 2011 signing class ... enrolled in classes at UA in January 2012.
at Archbishop Stepinac HS: Three-year letterwinner ... as a senior was named Class A New York State Player of the Year, Madison Square Garden Player of the Year, Journal News Player of the Year, first-team all-state, first-team all-borough, first-team all-CHSFI and first-team all-city ... as a junior was tabbed an offensive player-of-the-year finalist and all-CHSFI ... led program to a 20-3 record as starting quarterback, including a 12-0 record and a division and conference championship during his senior year ... finished his interscholastic career with 3,012 passing yards and 1,867 rushing yards ... 1,686 passing yards during his senior campaign was the most in a single season at Stepinac.
Personal: Born July 5, 1991 ... parents are Mark and Anna Phillips.
2012- Tyrell has 3 TD's so far this year . Has missed last two games with a concussion. Has played in 6 games this year as a true Freshman.