A 2017 graduate of Springside Chestnut Hill Academy in Philadelphia, Pa. where he played three years of varsity football for head coach Rick Knox … Earned Pennsylvania Football Class 3A First Team All-State honors … First Team All-League honoree as a cornerback … Named to the Philadelphia Inquirer All-Inter-AC League First Team … Named to the Philadelphia Daily News All-Area Third Team on defense … Earned All-Southeastern Pennsylvania honors … Earned the Percy A. Wales Memorial Trophy … Played in the Philadelphia City All-Star Game … Played both defensive back (cornerback and safety) and wide receiver for the Blue Devils … Made 50 tackles, intercepted one pass, broke up 12 passes, recovered five fumbles and forced a fumble as a senior … Also played wide receiver and caught 15 passes for 285 yards and two touchdowns … Named team captain as a senior … Made seven tackles, broke up three passes and intercepted a pass vs. Father Judge and was named the Eastern Pennsylvania Player of the Week for his efforts … Finished with a career-high nine tackles in a game … Earned preseason Class 3A All-State honors by PAFootball prior to his senior year … Allowed only 19 yards on three catches as a junior defensive back … Earned the Percy A. Wales Memorial Trophy … Listed among the top defensive backs by the recruiting website … Also played lacrosse and baseball … Recruited to play lacrosse … Played for the Phillly Elite LB3 squad Big 4 HHH Lacrosse club team … Honor Roll student … Involved in several community service activities including The Giving Tree, St. John's Hospice and Be Your Best Lacrosse Camp.


Born Tyson Amir Hugee on October 12, 1998 in Blue Bell, Pa. … Son of Byron and Jacqui Hugee of Blue Bell, Pa. … Has a brother Myles … Father played football at the University of New Haven (1986-90) … Committed to Columbia on Sept. 4, 2016 … Chose Columbia for its great education and the opportunity to play the sport he loves … Chose Columbia over Princeton, Dartmouth, Brown, Cornell, Delaware, Rutgers, Stony Brook, Army West Point, Navy and Holy Cross … Enrolled at Columbia College … Intends to major in psychology.


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